Eagle Peak

Eagle Peak
City: Clayton
Park: Mt. Diablo

Sunday, May 23, 2004 @ 9:30 AM

Leader: Brian Farr

Trail Notes:

Eagle Peak is a grueling 2,369 foot hike covering about 6 to 7 miles. Heading out from the Mitchell Canyon Staging area, we will take Mitchell Rock trail on our way to Twin Peaks (1,733 ft) before ascending rapidly to Eagle Peak. This should take about 2 hours, so bring a lunch and plenty of liquids. We will continue from the peak to Murchio Gap and return by way of Back Creek Trail, completing the loop to the staging area. The total hike should take about 3-4 hours, timewise.

Precautions: This hike is very rocky and steep in some areas with 2000 foot drop offs, sometimes on both sides of the trail. Good balance, physical fitness and courage in the face of extreme heights are must-haves. The pay off is some of the most spectacular views that Mt. Diablo has to offer!

Directions to Trailhead:

From I-680 North or Hwy 24 East, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road. Turn right (east) on Ygnacio Valley Road to Clayton Road in Concord (approx 7.5 miles) and turn right (east).

From I-680 South, exit at Treat Blvd. Turn left (south) at the stop light, then immediate left (east) at the next stop light (Treat Blvd). Follow Treat all the way up the hill into Concord (approx 8 miles). Turn right (east) onto Clayton Road.

Follow Clayton Road to Mitchell Canyon Road and turn right (south). The road ends in the park at a parking lot.

TrailHead Parking Fee: $5/day

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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Sunday, January 04, 2009.