Lawndale Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The hike on Annadel State Park’s Lawndale Trail explores the park’s remote southern backcountry. The trail climbs through dense forest and extensive second- growth redwood groves before arriving at the interesting Ledson Marsh area, where solitude and wildlife are abundant."
--Bubba Suess, Hiking California's Wine Country (Falcon Guides).
"This hike makes a large loop through the quieter east end of Annadel State Park in Sonoma Valley. The route begins on the Lawndale Trail, an old road once used by stonecutters working in the area’s basalt quarries. The road follows a stream drainage, climbs to knolls with overlooks, weaves under a canopy of redwoods and Douglas firs, and emerges at Ledson Marsh at 1,100 feet. The marsh is prime bird habitat. The water collected in Ledson Marsh overflows into Schultz Canyon, where the hike returns. The trail descends through the remote canyon, following the forested watercourse. The loop returns to the trailhead along quiet, narrow roads that border the state park. Along the route are views of Sugarloaf Ridge, Hood Mountain, and Sonoma Valley."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes Around Sonoma County (Day Hike Books).
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