November 6, 2013 · 9:15 AM
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This is an Annadel hike that is 7 miles and an elevation gain of 700 feet. We are going to reverse our normal route by heading out on Lawndale rd., up to Shultz (both quiet country roads) where we will catch the Schultz Trail. We will meander through the forest to pass Ledson and continue back by way of the Lawndale trail which used to be a road used by stonecutters working in the basalt quarries once located near Ledson Marsh. This is a very pleasant hike as the climbs and the descents are gentle. If you like gentle forest hikes you will like this hike!
From Hwy 101 and Hwy 12 in Santa Rosa, drive 1.54 miles west on Hwy 12 to Farmers Lane. Turn left and drive one mile to 4th street, following the Hwy 12 signs. Turn right and continue 8.4 miles to Lawndale Road. Turn right and go 1.1 mile to the trailhead parking lot on the right.
A brochure for Annadel can be found at:
Car pool etiquette- Come prepared to drive, be aware that there may be no others wanting to car pool from your selected location or there might be a lot of people and everyone might want to ride. We determine who gets the rider seats by who has most recently been a driver in the past. This is worked out based by who shows up at the car pool location. We can't guarantee anyone a seat because we never know until that day who will show up. We do our best to work it out and make everyone happy but we need everyone to pitch in and help make it work!
Then PLEASE if possible try to use the two locations below. The more locations we have the less effective we are and it's so much more complicated. Exceptions would be if you are not close to either location.
Car pool locations:
Coddingtown Library parking lot suggested leave at 8:35
Petaluma-Lucky at the intersection of Lakeville and Caulfield Ln. Park closest to Payran St. suggested leave by 8:10
General room of thumb...$5 one hour or less to trailhead $8 over one hour to trailhead Please insist your driver accept the money. It's to cover more than gas money...it's the wear and tear on the vehicle. We like to take care of our drivers!
- We combine enjoyment of the trail with respect for everyone’s time. We keep steady a steady pace and we just keep going!
- Please always check your email the night before just in case there are any necessary adjustments. This is especially important if there are any weather issues. Cancellations due to weather will be posted by 10pm the previous evening. We often do hike in light rain.
- Give yourself time to find the trail head so that you arrive prior to the scheduled time. That is the time we head out on the trail. It would be disappointing to miss having you on the hike due to late arrival.
- Wear comfortable hiking shoes with good rugged soles that are well broken in.
- Duration: 3-4 hours
- Facilities: none
- Dogs?: None allowed
- Bring plenty of water. More than one bottle is usually a good idea.
- Dress in layers. The hike starts off cool but rapidly warms up.
- Bring a snack. There is a picnic table near the end where we will have a quick snack.
- Bring your smile and great attitude! If you are fast hiker you will be waiting for those of us that huff and puff our way up the trail. If you are a slow hiker you will find that as soon as you are in close visual sight of the waiting group we will be moving on. Out of respect for the group, those in the back are asked to focus their efforts on keeping up with the group. Please make sure this is something that you will enjoy! We are ALL about trail enjoyment!
See you on the trail!