City: Clayton Park: Mt. Diablo State Park
The hike is 11 miles with 2,400 feet of elevation gain. This hike will not be at a leisurly pace but at our own pace. I estimate 4 hours. Juniper Camp is only 1.8 miles and 850 feet of elevation from the Summit. It is out and back on fireroads. Flush toilets and water at Juniper. The parking fee is now $6. Hopefully the owl is still residing in the tree near the Interpretive Center.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.