Lower Park Overview of Jack London State Historic Park is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Glen Ellen, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles
259 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips



partially paved

wild flowers


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.

7 months ago

Great light trail with plenty of benches, water, and even a porta potty along the way. Great for leashed dogs, or leave them at home and explore the museums. This trail would definitely be considered stroller friendly as well, as the majority is paved.

3 months ago

Saturday, June 10, 2017