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.
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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Jack London Book Discussion Group
November 14, Friday 2-4 pm
After Thanksgiving Holiday Hike
November 28, Friday 10:00 am - noon
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
photograph courtesy of Sonoma County Library
Life of Charmian London Tour
Information and Reservations
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.
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.
Country Carriage Charter Information