City: Clayton Park: Mt. Diablo State Park
RAIN CANCELS: A 6-mile 1500-foot elevation gain loop hike to view the Mount Diablo waterfalls. Conditions permitting, an option for a 1-mile 300-foot elevation gain addition. Route will be via Donner Canyon Road, Bruce Lee, Wasserman, Cardinet Oaks, and Falls trails to the waterfalls where we will take a short rest/snack/photo break. Return via the Falls and Middle Trails, Donner Canyon Road, and Hetherington Trail to the Donner Canyon Road junction. This will be the decision point for the short and long hikes. The shorter 6-mile hike will return on the Donner Canyon Road to the trailhead. The optional, longer 7-mile hike will return via the Donner Cabin, Tick Wood, and Back Creek Trails and Back Creek Road. No facilities at Regency Gate and no dogs allowed in the parkContact: Howard
From I-680 Northbound or Hwy 24 East, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road (at Walnut Creek). 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 (at Walnut Creek). 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 Regency Drive. 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). Turn LEFT onto CLAYTON ROAD/MARSH CREEK ROAD. Then turn RIGHT at stoplight onto REGENCY DRIVE. Continue to the end.