Mapping the east side

Sonoma Valley
Looking across Sonoma Valley from Lawndale Trail.
User: Austin Explorer - 8/6/2022

Location: Trione-Annadel State Park

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 3.56 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes

Comments:

Coppertone and I made our first foray into Trione-Annadel from the trailhead along Lawndale Road.  We started off hiking along the aptly named Lawndale Trail as it climbed and twisted deeper into the park.

It was a bit warmer than we were expecting and the Sun was a bit oppresive.  But the frequent patches of Oak trees provided some much needed relief.

We saw more cyclists than hikers out today, some of whom had some issues with the sometimes very rocky and uneven terrain.

The heat may have contributed to the blister Coppertone developed that caused us to cut our day short.  We optioned take another trail back to complete a balloon route.  Turns out the path, though well worn in places is unofficial.  On top of that it also hosts a hefty amount of poison oak.  So I won't bother including that trail segment in my track file.  Just stick with the official trails.  It's easier to follow and the views are better there as well.

When driving out we checked out the trailhead at Shultz Road at the southeast corner of the park.  A narrow one lane road with no shoulder and no parking seems to make that trailhead for locals only.



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