Mountain Biking in Sonoma’s Jack London State Historic Park

Sonoma’s Jack London pic
Sonoma’s Jack London

Building quality homes throughout California’s wine country, Jon L. Curry maintains a respected Sonoma County contracting enterprise. In his free time, Jon L. Curry enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking, and he takes advantage of the numerous trails the region has to offer. One of the most popular Sonoma biking spots is the Jack London State Historic Park – Sonoma Mountain Back Country Trail.

Accessible year round, the steep 8-mile trail is largely made up of fire road. It offers ample shade as it traverses a mixed terrain of madrone, wildflowers, and grasses. It also passes through cool redwood groves with ferns underneath. Deer are common, with occasional mountain lion sightings in the area. On clear days Mount Diablo can be seen.

Those in search of a piece of literary history can take Lower Lake Trail up to Upper Lake trail, which places them in the vicinity of Graham Creek. This trail takes in a number of redwood fairy rings, which grow up around the base of old growth trees that have fallen. The author Jack London wrote about this spot in his classic Sonoma novel The Valley of the Moon.