Mitchell canyon to deer flat hike (Mountainare Pkwy)

City: Clayton
Park: Mt. Diablo State Park

Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 11:00 AM

Event Notes:

This hike will last around 6 hours and cover an estimated 9 miles. We will hike at a slower to moderate pace with periodic stops including a lunch break. there will be a bathroom break at the Mitchell canyon staging area within the first and last hours of the hike. Most of the excursion will be relatively easy except for an approximately 1700 ft. elevation gain near the half way point before lunch. This hike is not recommended for very fast hikers since I want to keep the group together. If you have any questions call Paul on his cell phone during the week or after 9:30 a.m. on the day of the hike at 925-705-3262.

Contact: Paul   
Cell Phone: (925) 000-0000

Trail Notes:

Most of the hike will be relatively flat, except for a 40 minute climb past a lot of flowers up to deer Flat. We will be following Mitchell creek most of the way, and we may see a lot of butterflys. It should take about 2 hours one way.

Directions to Trailhead:

From Hwy 680, exit at Walnut Creek as follows:

From I-680 Northbound or Hwy 24 East, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road. 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. 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 Marsh Creek Road. At 4-way stop, turn RIGHT onto MOUNTAIRE PKWY. 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). Do not turn, instead contiue STRAIGHT thru the intersection and past Fire Station #11. You are now on Center Street. Continue down the hill until youreach Marsh Creek Road (4-way stop). Turn LEFT onto Marsh Creek Road, then RIGHT at the next 4-way stop onto Mountaire Parkway. Continue to the end.

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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Tuesday, April 25, 2006.