City: Clayton Park: Mt. Diablo State ParkAlternate URL: Click Here
FOR EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY. A challenging 12-mile 3400-foot+ elevation-gain loop hike to Mt. Diablo Summit. The route from Regency Gate is Donner Canyon Road, Meridian Ridge Road, Middle Trail, and Prospectors Gap Road to Prospectors Gap; then North Peak Trail past Devils Elbow to the summit. After a rest/snack stop, return by the same route to Prospectors Gap, then Bald Ridge Trail to Murchio Gap, Meridian Ridge Road, Meridian Point Trail, Back Creek Trail, Back Creek Road and Donner Canyon Road to Regency Gate. No facilities on the trails. Carry adequate food and water for the day. There may be refreshments available at the Summit gift shop.Contact: Howard
From I-680 Northbound or Hwy 24 East, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road (at Walnut Creek). At bottom of offramp at the stoplight, turn RIGHT on Ygnacio Valley Road. Proceed on Ygnacio Valley Road to Clayton Road in Concord (approx 7.5 miles) and turn right (east).
From I-680 Southbound, exit at Treat Blvd (at Walnut Creek). Turn left at the stop light, then immediate left at the next stop light (Treat Blvd). Follow Treat all the way up the hill into Concord (approx 8 miles). Turn right onto Clayton Road.
Proceed downhill on Clayton Road into the town of Clayton. At stoplight, turn Right onto Regency Drive. Follow to the end.
From Antioch/Pitttsburg, take Kirker Pass Road westbound and down the hill into Concord. Just past the Concord (Chronicle) Pavilion, turn LEFT at the light at Concord Blvd. Just past Indian Wells Way, Concord Blvd becomes Oakhurst Drive. Stay on Oakhurst and get into middle lane as you approach the intersection with Clayton Road (stoplight). Turn LEFT onto CLAYTON ROAD/MARSH CREEK ROAD. Then turn RIGHT at stoplight onto REGENCY DRIVE. Continue to the end.