Results 1 to 43 of 43
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    153

    Time to try out Annadel

    So today I decided its time to move on from Napa Skyline and test my skills at Annadel. Any of you fellas nice enough to share trail suggestions and maps?

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    organically fed
    Reputation: w00t!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,175
    lolz.

    Annadel rules, Skyline drools.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    153
    Thanks for the map Spankalishush!

  4. #4
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,841

    Several map kiosks.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jdizzle707
    Thanks for the map Spankalishush!
    scattered on trails too.

    Channel Dr. pkg lot @ Cobblestone T/H, WP Richardson staging lot, Canyon @ Spring Creek T/H, Canyon @ Marsh T/H, Live Oak @ middle N Burma intersection, Lake Ilsanjo, Schultz @ Schultz Rd. T/H etc.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: KFOG Big Rick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    117
    I was there today and did this. It was my first time. This took me just under 3 hours and I went with some people that showed me around.

    From Channel Drive up Cobblestone
    Rough Go to Lake Ilanjo
    around the lake and out Canyon
    then Marsh

    I'll admit i was pretty tired on the steady climb on Marsh and hiked some of it. It wound around the redwoods that were dripping with morning fog. It really felt like you were out on the Lost Coast in the big trees. It smelled great and even in the dense fog there was a great view all around. A few deer were up on the hill side including a nice 4x4 buck.

    After Marsh we went down the fun and rocky 2 Quarry to Warren Richardson.
    Big Rick Stuart
    I am a KFOG DJ.
    I am what I play.
    http://www.facebook.com/bigrick

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    967
    my fav loop is ride in from bennett valley, then climb canyon-->to marsh to buick meadow. then down south burma-->north burma-->to cobblestone (via live oak and a little bit of rough go).

    when i'm on my rigid bike, i usually do a shorter loop.
    94 Specialized Rockhopper

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: nutballchamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    545
    Annadel is by far my favorite Bay Area ride. I did one of my favorite loops today.

    Schultz>Ridge>Marsh>South Burma>Louis>North Burma>Live Oak>Cobblestone>Orchard>Rough Go>Spring Creek>Richardson>Two Quarry>Lawndale

    Weather was perfect with the fog and drizzle.

  8. #8
    Lusus Naturae
    Reputation: NoBalance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    2,841
    Nice, Nutballchamp. Funkiest Annadel loop ever.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: nutballchamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    545
    Quote Originally Posted by NoBalance
    Nice, Nutballchamp. Funkiest Annadel loop ever.
    Where's the funk? Almost all the singletrack in the best direction except for climbing Two Quarry. I usually continue down Marsh and climb back up South Burma.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    550
    Quote Originally Posted by nutballchamp
    Annadel is by far my favorite Bay Area ride. I did one of my favorite loops today.

    Schultz>Ridge>Marsh>South Burma>Louis>North Burma>Live Oak>Cobblestone>Orchard>Rough Go>Spring Creek>Richardson>Two Quarry>Lawndale

    Weather was perfect with the fog and drizzle.
    I live right next to Annadel! I can ride in and out from my house! I just started riding again after a long layoff! I love cycling in there! The pitch on some of the trails hurts me and will continue to do so until I get the horse power is up and the weight is down.

  11. #11
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,841

    Funk is good!

    Quote Originally Posted by nutballchamp
    Where's the funk? Almost all the singletrack in the best direction except for climbing Two Quarry. I usually continue down Marsh and climb back up South Burma.
    Pretty sure nobalance had a compliment hidden in there nutballchamp. Better than the "whacky" comment I get when I mention spinning that route to others. Nice ride, covers a good portion of the park.

    And for Miss Spankylishus, this is a " " free post.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  12. #12
    heaven help me
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,777
    what happened to spanky? did the mod's give him a spanky?

    i thought pete was back.

  13. #13
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,841

    Not sure??.....

    Quote Originally Posted by norton55
    what happened to spanky? did the mod's give him a spanky?

    i thought pete was back.
    I thought he (??) and I had it all patched back up at end of thread. Oh well.

    Don't think it was Pete, I just throw that out there periodically, he has (Mr. Fagerlin) has more cooth then that.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  14. #14
    Coors, the american beer.
    Reputation: Melt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    3,533
    Quote Originally Posted by nutballchamp
    Annadel is by far my favorite Bay Area ride. I did one of my favorite loops today.

    Schultz>Ridge>Marsh>South Burma>Louis>North Burma>Live Oak>Cobblestone>Orchard>Rough Go>Spring Creek>Richardson>Two Quarry>Lawndale

    Weather was perfect with the fog and drizzle.
    nice loop i thought i was the only one on here who ever started at the lawn dale lot

    mines a tad shorter, id like to do yours but without the two quarry part

    Schultz>Ridge>Steves S>Marsh>South Burma>Louis>North Burma>Steves>Round Lake Al SANJO>spring creek>Canyon>Marsh>Lawndale
    AZ has the best mountain bike gathering ever

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: nutballchamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    545
    Quote Originally Posted by Melt
    nice loop i thought i was the only one on here who ever started at the lawn dale lot
    That's the best part of the ride, finishing with Lawndale. I got the idea from someone here, maybe you? The exit next to the gate is much easier to jump now.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    247

    annadel is my favorite...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdizzle707
    So today I decided its time to move on from Napa Skyline and test my skills at Annadel. Any of you fellas nice enough to share trail suggestions and maps?

    Thanks in advance
    you will have a blast. just get a map at a kiosk. keep it for the next time you go. seriously, i end up doing multiple loops of different trails. i try to find creative ways to include south burma "down", louis trail, north burma, cobblestone, rough-go, live oak. i will do these loops until i can't pedal anymore, then go home and eat!

    add this: spring creek "down" and channel trail at full throttle.

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    71
    Quote Originally Posted by nutballchamp
    That's the best part of the ride, finishing with Lawndale. I got the idea from someone here, maybe you? The exit next to the gate is much easier to jump now.
    I was told by someone there were problems w/ car breakins at the base of Lawndale. I had my car broken into on Channel drive a few years ago. This may be old news. Keep an eye out for car glass on the ground.

    BTW, anyone been up there since the rains? Should be pretty sweet if it isn't too wet.

    Jeff

  18. #18
    Coors, the american beer.
    Reputation: Melt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    3,533
    so far i havent had break in problems at lawndale but so far ive gotten out to annadel a grand total of 5 - 6 times this year

    ill have to check out the gate jump cause i never made it over before
    AZ has the best mountain bike gathering ever

  19. #19
    Urban Ninja
    Reputation: jeng's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    2,362
    I've ridden both several times and honestly (and I know Melt might flame for this) I prefer Skyline Park. Don't get me wrong, both have their merit but perhaps I've just had so much good times at Skyline Park (including the race which was once a world cup stop and most recently a SSWC course). Annadel is perhaps considered more flowy and offers more miles of trails. But my heart always goes out to Skyline Park!

    P.S. I'll be at Skyline Park tomorrow around 11am shredding my old stopping grounds for about four or five hours. PM me if you want to join.

  20. #20
    Coors, the american beer.
    Reputation: Melt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    3,533
    nah different riding styles ... more flow and miles of trails is the reason i like annadel
    AZ has the best mountain bike gathering ever

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    190
    I prefer Skyline for the climbing, Annadel for the descending (though both have gobs of the each).

    I used to swear by nutballchamp's loop until I went on a group ride and rediscovered how good the lower section of North Burma is. I rethought my loop and came up with this:

    Channel>Warren Richardson>Two Quarry>Marsh>Lawndale>Schultz>Ridge>(Pig Flat optional)>Marsh>South Burma>Louis>North Burma>Channel

    It's shorter than nutballchamps, but I think it is the least amount of work/time to get the four great descents: Lawndale, Ridge, South Burma, the top part of North Burma, but the bonus of the lower part too. It is also short enough to either do the Lawndale/Schultz lap twice and/or do an extra loop of Cobblestone>Orchard>Cobblestone/LiveOak>Lower North Burma etc. There's also a bit of a arm-up and cool-down on Channel Drive.

    I've never had my car broken into at either Lawndale or Channel (perhaps 6-8 visits each), but I've only ever been there on the weekends.

  22. #22
    annadel lives in my blood
    Reputation: lawndale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    434
    annadel built by single track gods
    annadel is where its at

    CHECK OUT MY FLICKR http://flickr.com/photos/32538636@N06/

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    190
    ... then braided by unskilled and unknowning mountain bikers

    bummed it is raining today.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    103
    Schultz>Ridge>Marsh>South Burma>Louis>North Burma>Live Oak>Cobblestone>Orchard>Rough Go>Spring Creek>Richardson>Two Quarry>Lawndale

    Thats a pretty long ride! Nice though.
    I rode up Lawndale Rd > up Shultz trail > up Pig Flat > Up Ridge > Down Ridge > up Marsh > down Lawndale yesterday!

    I rode Paradise Royale the day before in Humboldt (everyone needs to try it out)! .

  25. #25
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,841

    Worth the drive??

    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Threat
    I rode Paradise Royale the day before in Humboldt (everyone needs to try it out)!.
    Trying to weigh that factor in......

    Thx in advance.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  26. #26
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,841

    Agree on both acounts

    Quote Originally Posted by socobiker
    ... then braided by unskilled and unknowning mountain bikers

    bummed it is raining today.
    Every ride,I wish there was someway of closing off the unnecessary lines, new or old, doesn't matter.

    Did get a nice couple hours in yesterday on velcro. Should be ok again after a few days.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  27. #27
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,841

    What ever happened to....

    ....that LawndalespanksmyBNineiloucious character anyway.........
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    26
    Just bumping this thread to thank Nutballchamp and imamodel for their Annadel info. My buddy and I from the south bay ride Demo and Skegg's a bunch and usually save the 2+ hour drives for heading to Downieville and Tahoe. But we wanted to change things up last Sunday and headed to Annadel. We rode:

    warrenrichardson>twoquarry>lawndale>ridge>southbur ma>northburma>liveoak>orchard>cobblestone>roughgo

    We had a few route finding snafu's but nothing major considering it was our first time. Thanks guys, we will be back...

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    550
    Quote Originally Posted by Mgof View Post
    Just bumping this thread to thank Nutballchamp and imamodel for their Annadel info. My buddy and I from the south bay ride Demo and Skegg's a bunch and usually save the 2+ hour drives for heading to Downieville and Tahoe. But we wanted to change things up last Sunday and headed to Annadel. We rode:

    warrenrichardson>twoquarry>lawndale>ridge>southbur ma>northburma>liveoak>orchard>cobblestone>roughgo

    We had a few route finding snafu's but nothing major considering it was our first time. Thanks guys, we will be back...

    What time? I was in Annadel on Sunday on Marsh (the trail that connects Ridge to Ledson Marsh) near Buick Medow when one guy passed me like I was standing still. Another caught up to me right before Buick Meadow.. They (and I) headed down South Burma where I passed them on a picnic table then they passed me on the descent.

    It's where I ride exclusively.

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by dadtorbn View Post
    What time? I was in Annadel on Sunday on Marsh (the trail that connects Ridge to Ledson Marsh) near Buick Medow when one guy passed me like I was standing still. Another caught up to me right before Buick Meadow.. They (and I) headed down South Burma where I passed them on a picnic table then they passed me on the descent.

    It's where I ride exclusively.
    We started at 10am and finished at 2pm. So we would have been in that area around 12:30'ish or so??? Could've been us. My friend's legs were really strong that day, he definitely was dropping me on climbs.... If we were stopped we were probably consulting our trail map.

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    101
    I was there on Sunday also. Rode schultz,pig flat marsh,s.burma,canyon, marsh,lawndale (went down kinda hard on lawndale.) started about 11:00. Brought a buddy for his first ride. His quads cramped up at ilsanjo, so he walked most of the way out.

  32. #32
    Laker and a Trail Blazer
    Reputation: Broncstad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    813
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Theman View Post
    I was there on Sunday also. Rode schultz,pig flat marsh,s.burma,canyon, marsh,lawndale (went down kinda hard on lawndale.) started about 11:00. Brought a buddy for his first ride. His quads cramped up at ilsanjo, so he walked most of the way out.
    Damn bro I thought u quit riding. Sounds like fun!!! I'll be at annadale tomorrow

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by Melt View Post
    so far i havent had break in problems at lawndale but so far ive gotten out to annadel a grand total of 5 - 6 times this year

    ill have to check out the gate jump cause i never made it over before

    Gate jump is definitely a good one. It requires a little 'hop' , mind you, but it is easily do-able.

    When you are tearing down that last section of lawndale before the parking lot, just look up from all the rocks and ruts and sail over that sucker like a bird. The only thing to watch for is clipping the back wheel as you jump over; that could end really badly considering the other side is a bit lower than the front. High speed endo.

    I love Annadel for those 'extras'.

    BTW lake Ilsanjo is perfect for swimming right now. I try to get up there for a ride and swim at least a few times a week.

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    550
    Quote Originally Posted by Mgof View Post
    We started at 10am and finished at 2pm. So we would have been in that area around 12:30'ish or so??? Could've been us. My friend's legs were really strong that day, he definitely was dropping me on climbs.... If we were stopped we were probably consulting our trail map.

    I started from my house ~9:00 and would have been there ~10:00 or so... I love the park and need to ride with some friends. I'm afraid to try tougher trails w/o my riding partners (one of which is and orthopedist).

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    101
    Quote Originally Posted by Broncstad View Post
    Damn bro I thought u quit riding. Sounds like fun!!! I'll be at annadale tomorrow
    Nope.Just got side tracked trying to get my bronco ready for the rubicon this summer. I'll never quit! It's in me blood! I'm riding annadel early sun to try to beat the heat.

  36. #36
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,841
    Was that you I saw riding that blaze of orange coming down Richardson mid afternoon Thursday? ?
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  37. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    101
    Sooooo hot today left channel drive at 8:45. Burning up by 11:00. Drank my last sip of water as I hit channel dr. Too much for me. My quads pretty much said "f-u" around 1:30 I'm not going out if the forecast is over *90

  38. #38
    Laker and a Trail Blazer
    Reputation: Broncstad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    813
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Theman View Post
    Sooooo hot today left channel drive at 8:45. Burning up by 11:00. Drank my last sip of water as I hit channel dr. Too much for me. My quads pretty much said "f-u" around 1:30 I'm not going out if the forecast is over *90
    Dude days like this you just ride up to the lake, swim for 45 min and ride back down. That what I did today after work. Around 3:30p. Super hot!!! So basically swim with a little ride

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation: GRR gravity riders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    135
    Been riding at Annadel since the 80's with my rigid Specialized, now rocking it with a free ride bike. I like starting up Canyon to marsh to burma to richardson to live oak to rough go----and there is a really fun trail off of cobblestone if you turn right at the junction with Rough Go filled with drops and a stair drop at the bottom

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by iamamodel View Post
    I used to swear by nutballchamp's loop until I went on a group ride and rediscovered how good the lower section of North Burma is. I rethought my loop and came up with this:

    Channel>Warren Richardson>Two Quarry>Marsh>Lawndale>Schultz>Ridge>(Pig Flat optional)>Marsh>South Burma>Louis>North Burma>Channel
    I did this loop yesterday and holy crap, so much climbing for so little downhill. I don't know the mileage or percent but it seemed like way more climbing than downhill. Granted I haven't ridden in several months and some of the trails were new to me.

  41. #41
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,841

    Earn the ups

    Quote Originally Posted by Mumbles720 View Post
    I did this loop yesterday and holy crap, so much climbing for so little downhill. I don't know the mileage or percent but it seemed like way more climbing than downhill. Granted I haven't ridden in several months and some of the trails were new to me.
    Enjoy the downs. Usually how it goes on a ride. If I read it right you did about 20-22 mi. can't tell if you're content or disappointed in ride. Keeping in mind the downhill miles go by way faster. It's the woohoo factor that balances out the climbs for me up there.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dsnow23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    354
    Quote Originally Posted by Mumbles720 View Post
    I did this loop yesterday and holy crap, so much climbing for so little downhill. I don't know the mileage or percent but it seemed like way more climbing than downhill. Granted I haven't ridden in several months and some of the trails were new to me.
    If you go faster up hill and slower downhill, you won't be spending so much time climbing and so little time descending. I think that's about 18 or 19 miles. It's the loop I usually do at Annadel. You get Lawndale and both of the Burmas in the "right" direction. Also, the most difficult climb (Two Quarry) gets knocked out early in the ride. I Love it.

    In all seriousness, if you do the loop after you get into climbing shape, it won't seem as bad. The couple of times I've done it after an extended layoff or in hot weather, I've cursed the climbs as well.

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    18
    It could have been more like 20-22mi. but my phone gps pooped out on me. I'm more content then disappointed. I guess it's been a while and didn't really know what to expect on some of the trails.

    Yeah, I'm not a climber at all but will be soon hopefully. I was definitely cursing the climbs but really in the end, it was worth it. I'll soon be a regular. Thanks for the support.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •