Mt Olympia

City: Clayton
Park: Mt. Diablo State Park

Sunday, November 04, 2012 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

The specific route of the Mt Olympia hike will be determined at the start based on weather conditions. There will also be a less strenuous hike up Donner Canyon to Murchio Gap with a return on Back Creek. This hike will be 7 miles and almost 2,000 ft of elevation gain. Yes, this is easier than Mt Olympia. We start from Mountaire where there are no services.

Contact: Andrew Kincaid
Cell Phone: (925)


Trail Notes:

A hellish hike, climbing 2300 feet over a 6 mile round trip stretch there and back. This is the toughest hike that this group has been dared to do. Yes, it's even tougher than Eagle Peak! Bring food, water, and don't forget the sacrifice (the Olympian gods will send killer vultures to attack you if you don't).

Seriously, this is a tough hike recommended for people in good physical condition and with some hiking experience. Expect to finish in 4-5 hours. The payoff? One unbelievable view and the chance to encounter wildlife in this low-traveled area of the mountain.


Directions to Trailhead:

From Walnut Creek: From I-680, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road. Proceed on Ygnacio Valley Road to Clayton Road in Concord and turn right (east). At bottom of hill, turn Right at stoplight onto Marsh Creek Road. At 4-way stop, turn RIGHT onto MOUNTAIRE PKWY. Follow to the End.


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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Tuesday, July 20, 2004.