1.9 miles
542 ft
-120 ft
Avg time

Rough Go Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Rough go offers rocky technical sections with both embedded boulders and loose rock ranging is size from pebbles to baby heads. But also smooth flowy sections of grippy, well drained single track. The climb is steady and challenging, but never unnavigable. The descent will require good terrain reading but is manageable by nearly all skill levels. This, like most other trails in this park, is a multi-use trail, requiring adherence to trail antiquate. (If you're on a bike, you yield to everything and uphill travelers have right of way.) Equestrians are not fond of this trail because of the danger that the uneven terrain poses to their horses. But you may encounter cross country runners, hikers and other riders. Riding in or immediately after wet weather is discouraged in Annadel State Park but this trail is a jewel, wet or dry. Those familiar with this trail will have observed that its character changes with the weather conditions and seasons. So each ride is different from the last. There are many ways into and out of the park, and Annadel has a way of making you earn the good stuff with a climb from the start. Rough Go lays the challenging technical ride at your feet from the start, carries you aloft to the excellent loops crisscrossing the park and then gives one more thrill on the way back out at the end of your ride, if you chose to leave this way.

Access Info

Access from road along dike at bottom, or access just past dam at lake. Many trails tie in to Rough Go at various points, so one can ride its entire length or just a portion while traversing from trail to trail.

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More Stats for Rough Go mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    422 ft
  • Altitude min
    333 ft
  • Altitude max
    848 ft
  • Altitude start
    333 ft
  • Altitude end
    755 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.3 miles
  • Distance down
    2,733 ft
  • Distance flat
    404 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 7, 2016
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Rough Go Trail Reports

Aug 7, 2016 @ 1:10pm
Aug 7, 2016
Hard work! Variable rock sizes all the way.
Aug 7, 2016 @ 1:10pm
Aug 7, 2016
Apr 6, 2015 @ 11:51am
Apr 6, 2015
Dirt is great, rocks are still pretty dry after morning rain.
Jan 14, 2015 @ 8:03pm
Jan 14, 2015
Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:42pm
Dec 28, 2014
Not much dirt left between rocks. just a little "rougher"
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Aug 7, 2016 @ 1:11pm
Aug 7, 2016
Rough Go, My City
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Jul 5, 2016 @ 6:13pm
Jul 5, 2016
Rough Go, Santa Rosa
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Jul 5, 2016 @ 6:13pm
Jul 5, 2016
Rough Go, Santa Rosa
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Jan 1, 2016 @ 12:04pm
Jan 1, 2016
Rough Go, Santa Rosa

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Annadel Solo Ridge/Marsh and Rough Go
11:42 | 267 | Nov 18, 2013 Rough Go, Santa Rosa
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    • Updated on Wed 2016-01-06 @ 7:43am
    • Submitted on Mon 2014-12-08 @ 7:08pm
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