Historic trail reopens at Jack London Park

Posted on May 19, 2022 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The popular Vineyard Trail at Jack London State Historic Park is back open after a five-month restoration project.

The trail parallels the namesake vineyards (where grapes for the wines of Kenwood Vineyards are grown) and leads to redwood groves, crosses Asbury Creek and connects to other trails within the park.

State Parks Bay Area District Road and Trails Chief Mike Nelson, Bay Area District Superintendent Maria Mowery, and Matt Leffert, Executive Director of Jack London Park Partners, cut the ribbon to open the recently renovated Vineyard Trail at Jack London State Historic Park.

Visitors now see two new wooden boardwalks, one about 100 feet in length, as well as new retaining walls, all designed to prevent flooding and keep the trail accessible year-round for hikers, bicyclists, and visitors on horseback.

The trail has also been widened to improve access for emergency vehicles.  Updated signage, hand laid steps and other improvements are to come.

Environmental scientists, archeologists and historians were consulted on the plan, which is now eighty percent completed. Work was performed by California State Parks trail crews and the California Conservation Corps.

Funding was provided primarily by the Proposition 64 Cannabis Tax.  The project has an estimated total cost of nearly $900,000.

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