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Jack London State Historic Park

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Both trails and a museum

The parking lot to the right gives access to good walking trails, of which we sampled the shorter... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edith V
Davis, California
Jack London Park

Wonderful State Park to walk around. The history is amazing. A must see. We went early and had our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
George B
San Francisco, California
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Jack London State Historic Park, comprised of 1400 acres, is the legacy of Jack London, one of America's most famous authors. The park offers historic buildings dating to the late 1870's, great scenic beauty and more than 20 miles of trails open to...more
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2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9749
+1 707-938-5216
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The parking lot to the right gives access to good walking trails, of which we sampled the shorter, easier ones. You can choose a more wooded route up to the lake, which is dry now. There are enough birds to satisfy a casual listener. Be...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful State Park to walk around. The history is amazing. A must see. We went early and had our morning walk and then went to museum which did not open till 10. A great way to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great time...wished we had more time to hike! We drove up from Sonoma and spent a couple of hours walking / hiking around to the sites..enjoyed them all! I’m sorry to say I didn’t know a lot about Jack and Charmian London...what a couple...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

I find ruined buildings fascinating, filled with history lost. The Wolf House is mysterious, alluring to the max. I used to visit the Wolf House ruins back in the 1970s. Now, the house is roped off, and there are wonderfully rendered schematics of how the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful this time of year. Hopped on the Sugar Shuffle from North Sonoma Regional Park trailhead to Jack London State Park. Great one way hike which is about 8 miles one way. Took the Mountain Trail up to connect to the Ridge trail which takes...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

I didn’t know much about Jack London before visiting the Park but was really glad that I went. A wonderfully presented place, giving insights into the life and books of Jack London. Visit - you won’t regret it!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Hiked down to the lake and had a picnic. There are picnic tables in a few place. Nice area to hang up the hammock and relax.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

The park is varied and interesting, good walk, watch out for the poison oak on the trails. The views of the mountains, redwoods and eucalyptus trees are wonderful

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

This state park is excellent - it has a museum, remains of Jack London's "dream house" (Wolf Lodge), the house he & wife lived in (The Cottage) and the grounds of the sustainable farm he built. The docents are great, take the 11 am or...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Julia N
Reviewed April 2, 2019

Such a beautiful serene area with your choice of hikes. And so interesting, each time we go, to learn more about Jack and London's life and the surrounding history, and pet and people friendly. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring snacks if you're going to do...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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April 25, 2019|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
It is the main trail off of the right parking lot. Do ask the guard but it is easy to find.
June 27, 2017|
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Response from jscoops | Reviewed this property |
Such a cute area. You can walk along the Jack London park area, a fun thing to do in the morning and then go over to the Glen Ellen restaurant for lunch. Many wineries in walking distance. Would recommend the Glen Ellen... More
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Jan C | Reviewed this property |
There really are two tours? The house that was built after Jack London's death and the dream house that burned down, then there is the house that they lived in and this is a separate area. If you bring a picnic lunch you... More