City: Clayton Park: Mt. Diablo State ParkAlternate URL: Click Here
We'll hike 3.5 miles at a leisurely pace to Deer Flat and take a short break before returning.
Optional stop after at A Sweet Affair Bakery (www.sweetaffairbakery.com) in Walnut Creek. If it is crowded, we will go to Peet's Coffee and Tea. Both are in Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center, 1815 Ygnacio Valley Rd., corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and San Carlos Dr.
Note: If you like to hike fast and don't like taking rest breaks with a group, this hike is not for you.
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.