City: Clayton Park: Mt. Diablo State Park
A two-option hike, 6.5-miles with 1600-foot elevation gain, or 9.15-miles with 2800-foot elevation gain to view the Mount Diablo Waterfalls. Route will be Donner Canyon Road, Bruce Lee, Wasserman, Cardinet Oaks, and Falls trails to the Falls where we will take a short rest/snack/photo break. Return via the Falls Trail, Middle Trail, and Meridian Ridge Road to the Meridian Point Trail junction. This will be the decision point for the longer hike. The shorter hike will continue down Meridian Point Trail, Back Creek Trail, Back Creek Road and Donner Canyon Road to the trailhead. The longer hike will continue up Meridian Ridge Road, and Prospectors Gap Road to Murchio Gap, then Eagle Peak Trail to Eagle Peak. Continue on Eagle Peak Trail, Coulter Pine Trail, Bruce Lee Road, Murchio and Donner Canyon Roads to the trailhead. Expect some mud from the recent rains so hiking poles are recommended. No facilities at Regency Gate and no dogs allowed in the park.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.