Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Glen Ellen with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Dog friendly but beware of foxtails- very bad in June. Lake is disappointing but the trail is easy and nice.

Making a beautiful recovery after the fires. Always loved this park, great for a hike with the mutt. The old oaks and small lake make nice scenery for a spring stroll.

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.

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

Interesting history of Jack London...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Enjoyed our walk with our dog on the leash. Plenty of others out enjoying the trails. Main trail asphalt, lots of trails to meander thru no matter your level. Free parking off Arnold.

Easy trails. Lots of traffic. The lake is high at the moment which is nice 3/13/17. Dog friendly.

fun hike

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Great hike

Monday, September 05, 2016

Great place!!!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Concrete road to the top. About 1 mile. After that the trails connect with Jack London state park.

Short and easy

Good variation with lots of different trails. Easy to change trails without even realizing it, got a little bit lost. The lake/reserve is beautiful though as well as the lookout over the fields.

I'm actually upset I never took the time to hike here before. What a gorgeous spot! I would advise to have your own map when choosing your adventure as there wasn't much signage. There was a nice diversity of easy to moderately difficult patches.


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.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Love this state park! So much history! The pig palace is a personal favorite!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

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.

road biking
Saturday, October 12, 2013

This section of Highway 12 is the best part of the Valley of the Moon. Kenwood is where the City of Santa Rosa begins to fall behind you and the vineyards, wineries and stately walnut and oak trees line the roads. Traveling south through Kenwood, views open up to the Maacama mountains, home of Sugarloaf State Park and Mt Hood Regional Parks. The closer to Glen Ellen you get, the closer the hills and trees become. Glen Ellen has attractions too: Jack London State Historic Park, Boyes Hot Springs, and a number of eateries and wineries. The Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa is located just south of Glen Ellen. Small, winding county roads can take you up into Bennett Valley and back into Santa Rosa. Some of the smaller roads have little or no shoulder, although the alternative is the relatively high-traffic (though scenic) Highway 12.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

This place is stuffed full of history. I had a great hike and loved the area.

This is a very informative trail. Jack London was a interesting fellow. Judging by the info signs, he experimented with a wide variety of farming techniques and failed at all of them. As hiking goes, it was meh. Do not go to the lake which is basically Jack London's mosquito farm.

Monday, September 03, 2012

This is a fun trail for hiking leisurely. Took my kids. To them it was hard. I loved it!

I Loved the hiking it was easy but we came home with lots of ticks on our clothing though.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Great Day!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Not the best hiking but what a cool town and a great historical site. We all read call of the wild and white fang and seeing the area where Jack lived was very cool.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

This is the perfect spot for a nice, easy stroll. It's not hard at all, and you get to see some interesting and historic sights along the way.

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