Oregon May 01, 2017
The Inspirational Oregon Hike That Leads To The Most Jaw Dropping Viewpoint
Located near Wolf Creek, the London Peak Trail is a wonderful 2.5-mile hike that leads through a lush forest to a stunning viewpoint. Named after the author Jack London, who spent considerable time in the area, this unique trail is full of both natural beauty and fascinating history.
Beginning near the community of Wolf Creek in Southern Oregon, a hike on the London Peak Trail is a one of a kind experience.
London Peak Trail winds through a gorgeous forest, switchbacking past ancient trees and viewpoints towards the peak.
This beautiful trail is only 2.5 miles long, but it's quite steep -- be prepared for a workout!
At the summit, you'll be greeted by a picturesque view overlooking Wolf Creek and the forests beyond.
The trail was named after the author Jack London (who wrote books including The Call of the Wild and White Fang, among others). London spent a considerable amount of time in the area, and it's even said that he finished Valley of the Moon while staying at the nearby Wolf Creek Inn.
Viewable from London Peak, The Wolf Creek Inn is a historic Oregon landmark that's definitely worth checking out as well. It was built in the 1880s and many celebrities stayed here in the early 1900s, including Clark Gable, Orson Wells, Carole Lombard, and others. The historic inn, now owned by Oregon State Parks, closed a couple of years ago; until then, it was the oldest continually-operating hotel in the state. However, it is expected to re-open this May!
This gorgeous trail is open year round, but it's especially wonderful in the spring and summer.
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