Wildflower hikes set at Jack London Park


The second in a series of spring wildflower walks/hikes at Jack London State Historic Park led by park naturalists Deborah Large and John Lynch focuses on the interconnected web of nature at the park with two different experiences.

On Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will be an easy 1.2-mile round-trip slow-paced walk to explore the wide variety of wildflowers along the Wolf House trail. Hikers meet at House of Happy Walls Museum.

Then Sunday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be an intermediate 8-mile hike on the backcountry trails to discover a wider variety of wildflowers. Hikers meet in ranch parking lot

Expect to see canyon delphinium, Chinese houses, golden fairy lantern, lupine, popcorn flower, mules ears (two varieties) as well as birds, reptiles and other plants that make up the eco-system of the park. The hikes are slow-paced so allow plenty of time, bring plenty of water, snacks and wear sturdy shoes. For both bring binoculars, cameras, hiking poles.

Tickets are $10 a person and can be reserved in advance online at jacklondonpark.com. Additional parking fee is $10 a vehicle and is paid at kiosk upon entering.Jack London State Historic Park is located at 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen.