Looking for a great trail in Jack London State Historic Park, California? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest 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 0.6 to 2.9 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!




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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.

love it. some great hills to climb. bring plenty of water and have fun. stop and check out the museum too.

Great day hike. It was closer to 9 miles. The signs are confusing, so be sure to have your all trails map out to make sure you’re on the correct path. The redwoods are beautiful, and the views towards the top are stunning.

Awesome hike with redwoods and vineyards below. I added a little bit of extra vertical to the hike that is posted in the app. Well worth it

Very strenuous in parts but well worth it. Mostly shaded which is good on a hot day.

Really easy hike. Honestly I wasnt expecting much from this place but I'm glad I decided to go because it had a lot of interesting facts that I had no clue of. The museum is definitely something to check out. Also the ruins. I'm planning on going again and checking out the rest of the place.

Great trail! I got there around 1030 on a cloudy Saturday and maybe saw 12 total people over the whole trail. You might want sunscreen for the last bit as parts of it are in the sun, but most of it is shady with beautiful trees towering over you. Great leg workout as it’s largely uphill, but worth it at the top. Just watch out for horse poop in the first mile. I would also recommend long pants of some kind for the trail as there is a lot of low brush- ended picking out many sticky buds from my pants and socks.

Strenuous climb. Great workout. The end is all in the sun and a steep hike. Lower portion is shaded-good picnic area at deer park that we stopped at on the way down.

We fully recommend this trail. Vineyards as you begin. Awesome forests and streams, good climb to top. Lots of small trails to explore also. Perfect 2-hour hike with time to eat a snack and take pics

Awesome work out

really great hike + uphill workout in such a cool historic spot! recommend kicking this hike off via hanging the first right on Lake trail that will lead you into some beautiful redwood groves to begin with (in addition to lots of fun off-trail backwoods to dart around and explore). we initially started on vineyard but then backtracked and took quarry up instead which was a good call in terms of the forest scenery + less horse poop. it's really magical throughout but the views are especially gorgeous once you start getting to the new fallen bridge + upper fallen bridge part.

Shady hike with nice views. Not well marked.

Well maintained and gorgeous. Mountain Bikers for 2 miles in then oak trees and redwoods, highly recommend.

Lots of bugs and ticks but overall an excellent hike!

5 months ago

great condition. only a few wet spots. easy to scramble around.

5 months ago

Super muddy hike but beautiful! Wildflowers, mushrooms, and birds everywhere. The waterfalls were great

Pretty vineyard views

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7 months ago

So, let me begin this review by mentioning our recent rain here. We’ve had a LOT of it but it has been clear the past couple of days. There were a lot of streams to cross, no problem. Trees downed, requiring you to cross over or under, again no problem. We got to the last section of trail named “Orchard Trail” and there was no trail... there was a pond... ducks included! We back tracked to the Pear Trail, then to Fallen Bridge & back to the parking lot. We both were covered in ticks by the end, so be prepared. It was a very beautiful hike with lots of waterfalls, our total mileage was 10.3. We will definitely give it another chance, just can’t recommend enough to wait until the water subsidies.

New favorite hike! A bit muddy on several sections due to some heavy recent rains. Had to scramble over a HUGE double trunk redwood that had fallen over the trail near a stream crossing as well as wriggle through part of an oak as you near the top of the ridge going clockwise.

love this historically significant trail. Learned a lot about Jack London, a prolific writer who became a sustainable farmer and this was his estate.

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