Hiking, Swimming, and Fishing in Wine Country

Hiking, Swimming, and Fishing in Wine Country

Annadel SP

Activities

Chillin, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Jackson Garton

Adult Beverages
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Wildflowers

40 miles of interconnected trails to choose from. Lake access for swimming, fishing, and picnicking. Carpeted meadows of wildflowers. Duration: Half-day.

Annadel State Park is located in the historic Valley of the Moon, just 60 miles north of San Francisco, in Sonoma. This popular 5,200 acre park features a wonderful variety of options to explore, boasting views of the Sonoma Valley, rolling meadows of wildflowers, and direct access to 26 acre Lake Ilsanjo. One of the highlights is a 8.5 mile section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail that is perfect for hiking and mountain biking.

The perfect time to visit Annadel State Park is in the spring when the wildflowers are in bloom and the weather is warm enough for a dip in the lake. Fishing for black bass and bluegill in the lake is also popular, with fish weighing as much as nine pounds having been caught before. All things considered, it makes for a perfect half-day escape to wine country.

Here's a trail map you can download and take with you.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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My backyard

Annadel was 5 minutes away from my old high school. The park is amazing all year round, but my favorite time to go is right after a big rain because the rivers and creeks really start to flow. You can easily spend a full day walking around and picknicking or doing a quick 45 minute hike to take a quick break from the world.

Activities

Chillin, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Jackson Garton

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