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Hike Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen

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Located a few miles off Highway 12, near the small town of Glen Ellen, Jack London State Historic Park is a memorial to writer and adventurer Jack London. Here's how he described the spot:  “...there are great redwoods on it...also there are great firs, tanbark oaks, live oaks, white oaks, black oaks, madrone and manzanita galore. There are canyons, several streams of water, many springs...I have been riding all over these hills, looking for just such a place, and I must say that I have never seen anything like it.”


Easy:  Don't miss the 1.5 mile pilgrimage from Happy Walls Park Center and Museum to Jack London’s gravesite and to the Wolf House ruins.

Strenuous: Looking for a harder hike? Find the trail from State Park up Sonoma Mountain HERE.


From Santa Rosa head east, from Sonoma head north on Highway 12. Take the signed turnoff (Arnold Drive) a mile to the hamlet of Glen Ellen. Turn right on Jack London Ranch Road and proceed 1.2 miles to the state park.