First Day Hike
Start the New Year on the right foot! On January 1, 2017, Jack London State Historic Park will offer its fourth annual First Day Hike, part of a collaborative national fitness event with California State Parks. The First Day Hike is a fun and robust way to kick off the New Year with a healthy start and is the first in a series of Fitness Hikes at the Park for 2017.
Jack London State Historic Park, with its vast 1400 scenic acres and over 29 miles of trails, is an ideal place to maintain a fitness regimen and this First Day Hike is a perfect way to get it in motion. It is designed for all fitness levels with two route options. Hike the entire trail or just a portion—friendly volunteers will guide hikers back at various points along the way.
Option 1 is the moderately strenuous 8-mile/4 hour hike will wind through trails rewarding hikers at the top of the summit with sweeping vistas of Sonoma Valley.
Option 2 is a one-way 9-mile moderately strenuous hike from Jack London Park over the mountain into the beautiful new North Sonoma Regional Park & Open Space Preserve. For this route, be sure to make provisions to carpool so you can shuttle yourself back to Jack London Park at the end of the hike
The “First Day Hike” idea began in 2013 when over 22,000 people hiked in over 400 hikes, tours and walks throughout all 50 states.