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Best trails in Jack London State Historic Park

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Looking for a great trail in Jack London State Historic Park, California? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, forest trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Jack London State Historic Park ranging from 1.5 to 4.9 miles and from 652 to 1,105 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Jack London State Historic Park is a memorial to writer and adventurer Jack London, who made his home at the site from 1905 until his death in 1916. The park was once part of the famous writers Beauty Ranch. The park contains the cottage residence where he wrote books, short stories, articles and letters while he oversaw various agricultural enterprises. After Londons death, his wife, Charmian, continued to live in the cottage until her death in 1955. It was her wish that the ranch be preserved in memory of Jack London and his work. The historic park is at 2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen, about 20 minutes north of Sonoma. Dogs are not allowed on backcountry trails. Dogs are allowed on a leash in the Historic Area only. Dogs are not permitted beyond the silos or inside the museum.

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Map of trails in Jack London State Historic Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
707-938-5216
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Mountain, Sonoma Ridge, Coon and Vineyard Trail
Jack London State Historic Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
#2 - Jack London Mountain and Quarry Trail
Jack London State Historic Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
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.Show more
#3 - Jack London Mountain Trail
Jack London State Historic Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
#4 - Wolf House Historic Trail
Jack London State Historic Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 47 m
Loop Walk on the Lower Trails: Happy Walls House and Museum, Jack and Charmian's Grave Site, Wolf House Ruins, Vineyards This short hike highlights the lower portion of Jack London SHP. Featured are the Happy Walls House and Museum, Jack and Charmian's grave site, and the Wolf House Ruins. Started in 1910 the Wolf House was to be a 15,000 square foot home featuring custom furniture, a reflecting pool, and more. In August of 1913, shortly before Jack and his wife Charmian were to move in, the home was consumed by fire and all that remained were the stone walls and concrete structures. The Grave sites: On November 22, 1916, Jack London passed away. His desire was to be interred on his ranch near the graves of some pioneer children that he and his wife had found in their explorations. House of Happy Walls: After London died, Charmian inherited the property. During her tenure on the ranch the House of Happy Walls, a smaller version of the Wolf House, was constructed. Charmian lived there until her death in 1955. It was her desire that the House become a museum in honor of her late husband and so it is today. Location/Directions The historic park is at 2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen, about 20 minutes north of Sonoma.Show more
#5 - Historic Orchard Trail
Jack London State Historic Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m