2 miles
550 ft
-129 ft
Avg time

Rough Go Details

  • Riding area
    Annadel State Park
    Santa Rosa, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rough Go mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    421 ft
  • Altitude min
    335 ft
  • Altitude max
    846 ft
  • Altitude start
    335 ft
  • Altitude end
    756 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2,353 ft
  • Distance flat
    869 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 28, 2018
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to rough-go trailhead (38.442159, -122.649395)
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Rough Go Trail Reports

Jul 28, 2018 @ 11:37am
Jul 28, 2018
In great shape. Super fun with a 29er.
Jun 29, 2018 @ 11:03am
Jun 29, 2018
It was a good day. Riding well
Jun 14, 2018 @ 6:08am
Jun 14, 2018
Apr 8, 2018 @ 8:57am
Apr 8, 2018
Super wet and muddy; fun.
Jan 21, 2018 @ 3:33pm
Jan 21, 2018
very muddy in spots. not a lot of traction overall
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May 16, 2018 @ 7:29am
May 16, 2018
Rough Go, Oakland
66 |
Oct 4, 2017 @ 3:34pm
Oct 4, 2017
Rough Go, Santa Rosa
156 |
Jul 5, 2016 @ 6:13pm
Jul 5, 2016
Rough Go, Santa Rosa
127 |
Jul 5, 2016 @ 6:13pm
Jul 5, 2016
Rough Go, Santa Rosa

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