This hike will be a somewhat chill 8 miles and the party will really rock! The rating is obviously contingent upon your condition, though I'd call it easy to moderate (more easy than not).
Annadel State Park is gorgeous, so and you can expect some pretty awesome views on this one, including bay and redwoods, possible deer, vulture, duck, and even turkey sightings.
From Hwy 101 take Hwy 12 East and when it hits the street, keep going straight about 2 miles 'till it T's at Summerfield Dr. Turn Right there and go 3 blocks and turn Left on Carissa, which you'll follow up the hill to the clearing and park there.
What To Bring:
Vino and cups!
Good Hiking Boots/shoes
Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen.
At least 1 liter of water (Fill your bladder/bottles 1/2 way and refrigerate the night before, then top off w/ ice in the a.m. and you'll have chilled water all day.
Vino/snacks for our pre-lunch break during the hike
Food and more food to share (dried fruit/nuts/seeds, chips, dips, salsa, deserts - be creative!)
Drinks - vino, beer, tea, whatever wets your whistle.
$5 Activity fee
If you've been on any of my hikes you know what to expect. The vino is required to be a part of this hike... OK, not really, but it's always nice when the vino to hiker ratio is high!
Your sense of humour is an absolute must!
This hike is posted to several sites, so be prepared to make new friends.