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Dec 17, 2023 - Dec 17, 2023

Discovery Hike at Jack London State Historic Park

On Dec. 17, 2023, California Naturalist Laura Wagner will lead a newly-developed “Discovery Hike” to explore Beauty Ranch and visit the site of Jack London’s lake at Jack London State Historic Park.

The hike is designed for those who love to learn. At the end of the program, participants will be able to answer questions like:

What is a “refrigerator tree” and what does it feel like?  
How can you identify male vs. female Redwood cones? 
How tall/old is a redwood tree compared to you?
What trees were imported from Australia?  
How many varieties of grapes are grown in the vineyard?  
How many pig apartments are there at the Pig Palace?   
What two breeds of horses worked the ranch? 
What is a Fairy Ring and where can you find five or more of them?
The hike will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon and cover two and a half miles with a 350-foot elevation gain.

Wagner, who has been a volunteer at the park since 2017, advises participants to bring a pen or pencil and water and wear sturdy shoes.

To reserve tickets, The Dec. 17 program is limited to 15 people, ages 8 and up.  Tickets are $10 per person and do not include the park entry fee ($10 per car for up to nine passengers).     

Event Times

  • Dec 17, 2023

    09:30:00 - 12:00:00

Jack London State Historic Park

2400 London Ranch Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Discovery Hike at Jack London State Historic Park