Schultz Canyon Loop-Lawndale Trail (Moderate)

  • 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!

Directions:

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:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/480/files/Annadel.pdf

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!

As always:

  • 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!

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  • Barbara P.

    It was a beautiful day and loved the hike and the company! Thankyou

    November 8, 2013

  • Andy E.

    A great day in paradise

    November 6, 2013

    • Amy H.

      I don't need to be at work till noon today so I am going back to the Lawndale trail this morning to Marsh, then Ridge trail, back down Lawndale for 2nds!

      1 · November 7, 2013

    • Amy H.

      I did my 2nd hike today. It took 3.5 hours without breaks so it could be a potential Wanderers hike.

      November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since this hike was my first, just want to mention how pleased I was to meet such friendly and warm people. I felt welcomed. Leigh came over and welcomed me too. Have to say this is not typical of a lot of grps. Looking forward go other hikes. Barbara, you were absolutely delightful. Glad our paths crossed.

    November 7, 2013

  • Gary F.

    A great day hike with the Wanderers, always good company on any trail. Thanks, Leigh

    November 7, 2013

  • Hank F.

    A halcyon Sonoma County fall day.

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glorious gentle landscape and trail changes - and, as always, Wanderer spirit! Thank you Leigh

    November 6, 2013

    • Amy H.

      thank you Leigh, this was nice.

      November 6, 2013

  • Julie

    A delight!

    November 6, 2013

  • Margaret

    Perfect fall morning walk...

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great trail. Not too hard and not too easy. Just perfect!

    November 6, 2013

  • Lynda K.

    Great way to start the day!!

    November 6, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    ate some bad food yesterday at mcdonalds got food poisoning sorry for the late cancellation amy is ok she will be there

    November 6, 2013

  • Barbara P.

    ok Yelena i will meet you at lucky 8am

    November 5, 2013

  • Holly

    nuts, can't go after all. have an interview.

    November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new to the group and not sure what I need to do. I can drive. Does this mean I need to meet at the Coddingtown spot or do you want me to just meet at the trail head? I can fit 4 other people in my car. Thanks.

    November 5, 2013

    • Leigh

      Hi Kathy! We do encourage car pooling. But it it also has to make sense. If a car pool location is along the way then please car pool. If not then feel free to come straight to the trail head on your own just make sure to allow time to find it!

      November 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Leigh. See you at the trailhead.

      November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on the East side nearer to Lucky.

    November 5, 2013

  • Barbara P.

    I live on southwest petaluma, if we are close i can pick you up or if you want to drive you can pick me up. If you like. If not will be glad to meet at luckys

    November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Barbara. So far it Looks like we r the only 2 coming in from PetAluma. I am driving a red Honda Civic. Will meet u near the Payran side near Lucky's.

    November 5, 2013

  • Barbara P.

    I will be there Petaluma at 8

    November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Barbara. I be at Petaluma site @ 8a. Will look for u and anyone else.

    November 2, 2013

  • Shirley D.

    My friend cannot make the hike :-(

    November 1, 2013

  • Barbara P.

    i would like to carpool from petaluma

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone leaving from Petaluma?

    November 1, 2013

  • Gary F.

    Ok I'll meet the carpool at Coddingtown, unless there's a Windsor carpool. And I can drive if need be.

    October 28, 2013

  • Amy H.

    This will be nice because it is a 20 drive from work.

    October 24, 2013

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