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Jack London State Historic Park

About the Park

Please Note: During the winter season the Park will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday until March 1st. 

Part of the allure of Sonoma Valley is this Park, boasting over 26 miles of trails across 1400 acres including stunning vistas and the historic buildings from the time when famous writer/adventurer Jack London called this his home. It is a particularly distinctive State Park—a diverse landscape to explore, a museum and cultural legacy to discover and a magical place to experience. From the ruins of a 19th Century Winery to a 2,000 year old Redwood Tree, 14 feet in diameter, to the cottage where Jack London wrote, you feel a certain energy whispering throughout the Park. While the history is an important draw, many are enticed simply by the natural resources. Jack London called it “Beauty Ranch” for good reason. Once you absorb the views of Sonoma Mountain, discover the 80 acres of an historic but still bountiful Orchard or the lake Jack London created, navigate the varied trails, you will know why this is considered one of the gems in this Valley of the Moon.

Our Park in the News

We are proud to announce that  Impact 100 Sonoma  honored Jack London Park Partners with it's Profiles of Impact award: Watch Now

The Park and Broadway Under the Stars are rated A Top 10 “OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUE YOU SHOULDN'T MISS!” by USA Today

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Park Events

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Walk into Early Spring
Walk into Early Spring
Saturday, March 7th at 10:00 am
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East slope Trail
Opening of the East Slope Sonoma Mountain Trail
Saturday, March 14th at 10:30 am
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Spring Watercolors in the Park
Spring Watercolors in the Park Series
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Jack London Bookclub
2015 Jack London Book Discussion Group Series
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Wolf House Photography
Light Painting at the Wolf House- Night Photography
Saturday, April 4th at 6:00 pm
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Park Trails Update

Due to steep and muddy conditions, seasonal closures to bikes and horses are in effect on the following three  trails:
0.6 miles of Vineyard Trail from the London Lake  Dam to Quarry Trail. The Orchard trails are accessible via Quarry Trail to the open section of Vineyard
0.6 miles of Upper Fallen Bridge Trail from the Asbury Creek crossing on New Fallen Bridge to Mountain Trail
0.9 miles of Coon Trap Trail from the Mill Creek crossing to Ridge Trail.
These trails with be monitored and re-opened when weather permits. 


Explore the Park with a Guide

Private Group Tours for Schools and Adults more...

Free Docent Guided Tours
Weekend Docent Tour Schedules
Beauty Ranch - Meet your guide at 2pm. 
Wolf House and Grave Site - Meet your guide at 11am or 1pm. Inquire at entry station to confirm times and meeting places.

Special Tours

Wolf House Express Tour

Express Tour of the Park
Enjoy a guided tour of the park on an electric cart. Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.
Express Tour Information

Explore the Park on your own

Jack London Park Audio Tour

Jack London Park Audio Tour App
The Jack London Park Audio Tour App is now available

You can support the park when you purchase a Picnic Box Lunch
Picnic Box Lunch Details


Tour the restored Cottage where London wrote and died, hike to the ill-fated Wolf House ruin and learn about London's world-wide adventures at the House of Happy Walls Museum.  Enjoy 26 miles of connecting hiking, horseback and cycling trails in the back country.  Dogs are welcome on leash on the 1.2 mile  Wolf House trail and on a one mile circuit within Beauty Ranch.  See the park map here.


Fun Ways to See the Park!

Triple Creek Outfit
Triple Creek Outfit Information

Horse-Drawn Transportation
Country Carriage Charter Information

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