Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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

This is a really nice trail for trail running. It’s pretty wide, and with minimal sticks and rocks to look out for. The 1st mile is a runners paradise - it has a lot of rolling up and down through fields, but when you enter the woods, it is pretty much all switchbacks to the top - a good workout, but coming down is a lot of grinding on your knees. The views at the top make it worth the climb.

Great trail. Wide dirt path, not rocky at all.

$7 fee to park.

Saw several trail runners and mountain bikers.

Starts low in a shaded creek area with Redwoods. Then opens up and goes up some switchbacks.

Beautiful views when the trees clear. Excellent rock work where the streams cross the trail in the beginning.

If you go to where coon meets Sonoma ridge trail take the black un named trail that shows it comes to an end, and it does but just before the end there is a no trespassing fire road that goes down and to the left, if you take that path down to the road (grove street) then go a little ways right on grove (down hill) about 100 yards past the set of mailboxes there is a 75 foot tall waterfall . You can hear the water when you are near.
Don’t get caught.
I have been going there for 35 years

on Sonoma Ridge Trail Loop

28 days ago

Great place to go when you want to get out of the sun 90% under the oak and redwood canopy.

Fabulously beautiful hike with gentle elevation gain and superbly manicured trail with artful rock swails for drainage. The trail is so perfect you can watch nature and not worry about your footing. Views to die for, bay trees artfully spanning the trail, oaks, redwoods, the whole 9 yards of natural California wonderland. Squirrels and deer, too!

This is a pretty good hike. A mix of natural beauty and history is a sure win for the kids. We started at Jack London's cottage which was really cool then we made our way to pigs palace and the lake. The way to the man made lake is a wide trail that runs along Jack's vineyard and eucalyptus project. It turns into a steep grade among the redwood groves. I wish I read more of the reviews because we were expecting more of the lake or whatever's left of it. I spoke to some of the locals and they said that the dam has been broken for awhile thats why the water level hasn't gone up. All in all it was a good experience, we will plan to come back to check out the wolf house and the rest of the other trails.

2 months ago

This trail is one of my favorites. Shady, so much greenery and the dirt trail is soft. A few picnic tables or benches provided along the way for enjoying the views. I went on a weekday so I may have seen about 5-6 people.

We started at 1:30 and were done by 4:45. What a great hike and absolutely breathtaking nature! Hot sunny day and shady paths. Visiting Jack London’s Cottage was like a trip to the past; his office and books can be viewed along with some eclectic artwork and music playing from his days. Very Magical! The paths are not too difficult but a fairly good work-out if your walking. One of the best places to adventure to. Upon leaving today, the event taking place was Broadway Under The Stars; which I had been to before a long time ago.

2 months ago

Definitely do the trail clockwise for a challenging climb. And the best part- pick blackberries at the begining or end of your hike!

Another great trail lots of shade well maintained. And not many people other than a couple people riding bikes, very peaceful hike,
Internet almost the whole trail until you get to across to Jack London state park.
If you continue a little past the end of this trail you get to a short “park summit” trail this is the highlight of the park and should not be missed.

3 months ago

A quaint trail in scenic Sonoma. The lake loop trail is an easy walk with a great view of the water. No fishing here. No swimming either, but didn’t seem to stop the local kids. Will definitely check out more trails in this area.

trail running
6 months ago

Lightly used trail through woods up to great vista of sonoma. Sneaky long but steady climb. I ran the trail. Single track mountain biking allowed.

This trail was a fun 3.5 hour hike. It combines what the parks brochure calls the London lake trail (a 2 mile moderate) into the full 8 mile Park Summit Trail listed as “strenuous.”

At times it could be decently steep, with loose terrain in places. We went in May and did not experience any ticks, biting bugs etc. The trail itself was well groomed and the park was easy to navigate. The view from the top was worth the hike. Upon decent through the multiple high-altitude Meadows we came across many deer, a small non-poisonous snake and other wildlife.

had a great hike it ended up being a little over 9 miles, the trails are not marked the best and there was a lot of ticks . But it was still a very good workout hike lots of incline and decline. I loved the peek a boo views through the trees, it was a great shaded hike.

great and enjoyable moderate hike: forest, fruit trees, vineyards. superb views on the valley from the ridge

8 months ago

Great hike!, the view from the top is worth it all and you passed through a bunch of beautiful Redwood stands and cross a couple small Creeks before you get to some open Meadows with lots of beautiful oak trees.

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

10 months 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!

11 months ago

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.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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.

Friday, August 25, 2017

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
Friday, August 11, 2017

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.

Monday, August 07, 2017

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...

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.

on Mountain Trail

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great view!

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