Nature on Sonoma Mountain: Hike with a Naturalist (Jack London State Park)
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Jack London State Historic Park | 2400 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA
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On Saturday, January 29, 2022, certified California Naturalist Sarah Reid will lead a hike to seek out the natural wonders of Sonoma Mountain along the trails of Jack London State Historic Park.
Hikers on this slow-to-moderately paced, four-mile hike will encounter giant madrone trees, towering coast redwoods, animal lodges on the forest floor, moss, possibly some colorful mushrooms, and even fascinating turrets made by spiders. The group may glimpse songbirds, hear Pileated woodpeckers making their loud echoing calls, or catch sight of other native creatures darting about in their woodland neighborhood.
In late January, it’s possible to see early wildflowers such as Milkmaids, sometimes called “the first sign of spring.” The trail offers scenic views from Mays Clearing near Jack London Lake.
Historically, Sonoma Mountain has been an important place for the Pomo, Coast Miwok and Wappo people, as well as for Jack and Charmian London, who made their home at the base of the mountain.