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Annadel Extravaganza! (Mod-Stenuous due to length ) 13+ miles 1000 feet

  • Feb 11, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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This is a wonderful east Annadel hike! This also is the gentlest 13 mile hike we do. if you were thinking of starting longer hikes than this is a perfect intro for you! I can not verify the route but I can promise you that it will be appx 11 miles and leaving from this trailhead.  Come see where we go!  I'll be keeping it in the moderate ballpark!   Annadel is just a delight for hiking! It will be a nice hike...long but mostly on shady wooded trails.

A copy of the Annadel park brochure with a complete trail map is available at:


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.

Please read and be familiar with the guidelines of the group as listed below. It’s important before you come on a Wanderer hike that you agree and are prepared with the following.

As always:

We combine enjoyment of the trail with respect for everyone’s time. A steady pace and we just keep going! If you are in the lead you will end up waiting at trail junctions. If you are in the back you will be asked to do your best to keep up with the group and at waiting points the group may move on as soon as you are within sight. Our pace averages 2.5mph. We do get separated from time to time as everyone walks their own pace but please bear in mind that you will need to be able to stay within a reasonable distance from the group. Make sure this is something you are prepared for and would enjoy

Please always check your email the night before just in case there are any necessary adjustments to the hike details. Cancellations or any adjustments will be posted by 10pm the previous evening.

TO BRING: YOU! glorious hiker person you – dying to hit the trails and laugh, talk, sweat and enjoy in a group of like minded Wanderers… Oh yeah, and you should always bring your hiking safety essentials, layered clothing, water and food appropriate to the outing as mentioned below.

RSVP etiquette must be followed. Only RSVP when you can commit to attend. Once you have RSVP'd if you have an emergency that means you have to cancel please change your RSVP by 5pm the prior day. This will avoid a "no-show" reflecting on your participation history. Over 3 "no-shows" might mean we have to excuse you from the group. We try very hard to respect each other in this group.

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. You will be left behind if you are not ready to head out at the hike start time.

Wear comfortable hiking shoes with good rugged soles that are well broken in.

Duration: 6 hours

Facilities: along the trail about 3 miles in

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 lunch. We stop at the top of Henry's Knob for lunch...keep in mind this is WELL past half way...some snacks for your pocket might be a great idea!

Bring your smile and great attitude! We are ALL about trail enjoyment while respecting everyone’s time!

Car pool etiquette- First and foremost....come prepared to drive. Yes.....I know.....a lot of you are trying to car pool because you don't want to or can't drive for whatever reason. I don't want you to be disappointed, so if you can't drive please be aware that you might not be able to join the hike. There is always that risk if you are counting on others to be your transportation. 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. You might arrive late, be in the wrong spot or get stopped by a swarm of your paparazzi...come prepared to drive to the trail head if you want to hike! If we have a gang wanting 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! General rule of thumb for riders...$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's the wear and tear on the vehicle. We like to take care of our drivers!Then PLEASE if possible try to use the 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 any designated location.

Car pool locations:

SANTA ROSA: Caltrans Park & Ride lot adjacent to the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial building. We as close to the Airporter pick up point as we can park to leave by 8:35

PETALUMA-Lucky at the intersection of Lakeville and Caulfield Ln. Park closest to Payran St. suggested leave by 8:15


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  • Yannick

    I found the Annadel waterfall! Pictures are posted.

    March 7, 2014

  • Chuck

    I'd almost forgotten what Annadel looks like after a storm! Beautiful day for a hike with some happy Wanderers. Thanks Leigh, for the hike and the goodies!

    February 12, 2014

  • ted w.

    everything seemed so fresh after the rain. Beautiful day outdoors with wonderful folks. Soothes my soul.

    February 12, 2014

  • Kathy S.

    Another great hike in my now favorite side of Annadel. Hope we do this one again!

    February 12, 2014

  • Andy E.

    Wonderful company great hike

    February 12, 2014

  • Brenda P.

    I have missed my hikes with all of you far too much! I feel like I can breathe again!

    February 11, 2014

  • Elaine d.

    I loved seeing all that green moss and hearing the sound of the rushing water! What a great hike! I do like this side of Annadel. And thanks, Leigh, again, for all the goodies (and badges....)

    February 11, 2014

  • David E.

    Another great day in the woods with my friends.

    February 11, 2014

  • Yannick

    Patrick & I hiked the waterfall trail as far as we could go. We never reached a waterfall!

    The trail finally dead ends into the stream bed and there was still no waterfall in sight. The only way to continue was to get wet. Since we were in the exploratory mode, we toke a different trail that lead us up back to the top of Lawndale. 15.2 total miles for us.

    2 · February 11, 2014

  • Shawna

    Oh, how I love my play dates with the Wanderers!

    February 11, 2014

  • Dan R

    Not feeling well tonight. I'll cancel now and if I feel better in the AM and there is room on the hike, will sign up again. Happy Trails!

    February 10, 2014

    • Shawna

      I hope you feel better soon!

      February 10, 2014

    • Dan R

      Thank you, Shawna. Turns out that I made the right decision. Hope the hike was enjoyable.

      February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just went out to head to the gym tire is flat. So it's a morning of AAA and Big O instead of Annadel. SO sorry, Leigh--really trying to get back into the hiking habit, really looking forward to it, and this has to happen. See you soon!

    February 11, 2014

  • Philip T.

    I will be at Caltrans Park and Ride. Anyone else?

    February 10, 2014

  • Dan R

    I'll be coming from the Russian River are via 116. If anyone wants a ride, let me know.

    February 10, 2014

  • Stephanie B.

    Sorry to miss seeing everyone ): ... needed Out-of-town

    February 7, 2014

  • Marinoly R.

    I'm really sorry I have to cancel. Hope you have a great time.

    February 6, 2014

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