City: Clayton Park: Mt. Diablo State Park
This is a difficult hike. 2,400 feet of elevation gain and a round trip 11.4 miles. This is for experienced hikers who know they can do this. I estimate a 6 hour hike. There are restrooms, water and picnic tables at Juniper. There are also restrooms, water and picnic tables at the Mitchell staging area. The views from Juniper are awesome. Bring a camera.Contact: Andrew Kincaid
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.