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A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

Glen Ellen author on best Sacramento area hikes

Glen Ellen author and veteran outdoors writer Tracy Salcedo-Chourre has a new book on the best Sacramento area hikes. Whenever I hear from local hikers, I like to ask them about their favorite hike. Tracy picked one that I just did a couple of months ago, coincidentally. “It’s tough to sift through to a favorite trail among all the great hikes on my home turf, but I am partial to the Lawndale loop in Annadel State Park. Start at the… Read More »

A different (and much longer) Annadel hike to try

I had never heard of the Lawndale Trail in Annadel State Park, which makes sense as there is no reason to use it unless you enter the park from the extreme eastern tip, at a small trailhead in Kenwood. But the two miles or so of forested land that mark that trail – and accompany a steady climb – are well worth the exploration. It’s pretty hard, pretty rocky and just plain pretty too. To get there, take Highway 12… Read More »