Jack London State Historic Park Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glen Ellen, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Beauty Ranch and London Lake at Jack London State Historic Park This loop walk will include portions of the Beauty Ranch, the London's experimental farm, vineyard views, a redwood forest walk, and London Lake. The walk will also take one to start-offs for several additional trails covering the bulk of Jack London SHP. Jack London's "Beauty Ranch" comprises about 1400 acres stretching from the floor of the "Valley of the Moon" onto the eastern slope of Sonoma Mountain in the heart of Sonoma County's wine country. The park includes the remains of a number of historic structures comprising the living and operating features of Jack's beloved ranch. This park contains Lake London, London's vineyard and orchard, wonderful mixed forest, oak woodlands and meadow-grasslands vistas typical of the region north of the San Francisco Bay with an added feel of early California. Jack London SHP has over 10 miles of trails and fire-roads traversing through the park. Trails are available for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use. Depending on the trails chosen, elevation changes range from 600 to 2,300 feet. The Park suggests carrying lots of water on trails, watching for ticks, rattlesnakes, mountain lions and poison oak. Dress for the season.
This is a great hike for families. Easy trail ( took 2 -3 year olds on it one summer, they loved it). Lots of interesting things to look at and discuss- the ruins are nestled in a grove of redwoods. Nice place to take visitors as well.
Love this state park! So much history! The pig palace is a personal favorite!
Jack London State Park is just flat out awesome. This is one of the milder trails in the park, great for families or older folks, doesn't take too long to complete from the parking lot There is so much history in the park it makes it even more interesting and beautiful.