Make the new year a walk in the park

Posted on December 27, 2021 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The year 2021 was no walk in the park. Here’s a way to change things up for the better.

Jack London State Historic Park kicks off the new year with its ninth annual First Day Hike on January 1, 2022.

The trek can be either a personal challenge, to make it to the park summit or the first step in a commitment to a healthier new year. It is designed for all fitness levels with guides to help hikers return to the parking lot at any time.

The hike begins at 10 a.m. and will conclude at around 2:30 p.m. The roundtrip route is eight miles long and moderately strenuous.

Tickets are $10 per person, in addition to $10 per car entry fee (up to nine passengers).

Participants will meet in the Ranch parking lot, to the right of the park’s entrance kiosk.  The hike will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Reservations are required and can be made at First Day Hike 2022 | Jack London State Historic Park (

First Day Hikes are held throughout the country, supported by America’s State Parks, and at parks statewide with California State Parks.


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