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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.

It’s a keeper, just hard enough to be a workout, beautiful vineyards nearly untouched by fire

hiking
1 month ago

Came for a day hike! Beautiful redwood trees! It is a nice strong solid hike lots of places to stop to rest. Beautiful places to take pictures. It was very damp and cold. Wear layers. Very peaceful!

We started at the Vineyard Trail, followed by the Coon Trap Trail. Much of the ascent was on the coon Trap Trail. Once reached to top it was a gradual downward slope through the beautiful woods. It was a great hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Agree with the review below that total length is 8 miles from parking lot ($10). Beautiful mostly shaded trail with wide open at the top and nice views. Rec hiking shoes. If you're looking for a good lunch spot after, Benzinger Winery is just down the road and allows your to bring your own picnic!

hiking
5 months ago

Overall nice trail and mostly shaded. I recommend long pants as there are currently goatheads on the trail. Sun protection is also a must during summer as there is little to no shade at the top. Overall a nice hike with some local history.

hiking
5 months ago

Start at parking lot and follow Lake Trail to Mountain trail. Mostly shady, steeper and sunny at the Summit. Saw deer. Beautiful! Interesting information about Jack London in Cabin.

trail running
6 months ago

The coon trail is currently closed for restoration. It was too steep and hard to follow. I turned around and retraced my steps for a total of 10 miles. An awesome trail run! Beware of spider webs as you run. I was the first on the trail for the day and ran into several.

more like 8+ miles from the parking lot. steep at the summit. nice changing environment. vineyard to redwoods to grassy fields. saw a gaggle off wild turkeys.

Interesting history of Jack London...

There are 30-miles of hiking trails in this State Park, and the highlight is Jack London's burned-down mansion, Wolf House.

Great stop. The home which is now the museum was beautiful and very well put together with lots of information. Love the preservation of history and arts and in a beautiful location.

on Mountain Trail

hiking
10 months ago

Great view!

hiking
10 months ago

Absolutely stunning! A bit muddy in spots from recent rains, but doable and so worth the trek to the summit.

Great hike with wonderful views! Definitely a butt blaster going up the mountain trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Absolutely beautiful...
not many people!
Great exercise.
Great views.
The scenery is constantly changing!!

fun hike

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Great hike

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Great place!!!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Overall the hike was wonderful.

Next time, I would hike the loop clockwise. We completed the hike counter clockwise causing the steeper elevation difference in the decent versus the assent. It was tough going down hill.

Also, although high enough in elevation to have the view, the surrounding trees and vegetation hindered the view.

The weather was delightful and the canopy of the trees keep things shaded and cool.

The loop wound up being 10.3 versus 8.3 miles, so take into consideration.

Well groomed trails.

Timmy Couvillion

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