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Large and Terrific

This is a hiker's park. While bikes are permitted, the real enjoyment comes from hiking the miles... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Bernard L
Santa Rosa, California
beautiful park

Great place for hiking on well marked trails. Some loop around lakes or up through meadows which... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
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6201 Channel Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409-5701
+1 707-539-3911
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Annadel is one of my favorite places in the world to hike. Yes, you can hang around Spring Lake and swim in the lake. Or you can do , as I do, and venture into the hills and trek towards the lake hidden at the...More

3  Thank Brian E
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Sadly, this is one of the state parks now officially closed so the state can get its financial house back in order. Fortunately, the running trail that follows the old railroad grade doesn't take much maintenance, but lack of staff seems to have attracted an...More

3  Thank TVTravel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are lucky and can walk into this beautiful park without dodging bicyclists, runners, joggers, dog walkers and cars, then you have probably had a relaxing and enjoyable time. It is rare that one can have a nice quiet walk in the park without...More

Thank artfulbella
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a hiker's park. While bikes are permitted, the real enjoyment comes from hiking the miles of trail. The trails are varied and bring joy to the basic, moderate and high types of hikers. While the October '17 wildfires did a lot of damage,...More

Thank Bernard L
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Great place for hiking on well marked trails. Some loop around lakes or up through meadows which are lovely.

Thank relco
Reviewed March 3, 2018

I like the Vietnam Veteran’s Trail entering Annabel State Park. Good to get a map at REI or via the internet. A two mile walk takes you to Lake Ilsanjo by way is Spring Creek Trail. Here’s a picturesque setting for lunch with outhouse restroom...More

2  Thank M2355UAthomasb
Reviewed February 14, 2018

Urban centers often include city parks and other attractions that, while not as vast and sprawling as a rural park, are nonetheless a pleasant respite from the usual sites of the city. But in the American west, some cities are close enough to natural beauty...More

1  Thank Great_Beer_Now
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Part of the park is still closed due to fire damage but it remains my favorite place for trail runs. Right in the middle of Santa Rosa you can find wilderness!

Thank WinecountryMartha
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Annadel State Park has always been one of my favorite parks that is near a medium sized city. Beautiful ecosystems with different types of natural forests depending on where you go. This is also a great place to use your mountain bikes with trails of...More

Thank NevadaHudson
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Vast space for all to enjoy once in awhile or every day. This park is a perfect naturally landscaped area for all to enjoy free and ready for us to use.

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Reviewed October 3, 2017

this park has a multitude of trails of varying degrees of difficulty. the views are spectacular and the trails offer very good landscapes to enjoy. you can access the park for free if you walk a bit before the trailheads (at stonehenge or parktrail dr...More

Thank Jacky P
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Probably best in Spring, Fall and Winter, but as long as it is not super hot, you can always find a nice hike.

Thank Timothy T
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August 28, 2016|
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Response from AurelieHarley | Reviewed this property |
Nuthin, Annadel is a state park, and dogs are forbidden except on Channel rd Dr. I actually strayed from one of the trails and got PULLED OVER by the ranger who almost cited me. Sure enough you can see the no dogs allowed... More
Sanine W
August 27, 2016|
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Response from travelingchef745 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! This park would be great for wheelchairs. Lots of paved paths and gentle rises overall. The food concession had tables set in the sand --- there may have been some on hardened ground. But it's near paths, so access is... More
Elaine A
November 14, 2015|
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Response from phantom12345 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed at annadel, even on leash...spring lake, which is a regional park, and much smaller,dogs are allowed (abuts up to annadel)