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Mt. Diablo State Park
Mitchell Canyon

Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 9:30 AM
Mitchell Canyon Hiker's Choice

We'll tackle the north side of Diablo starting at 9:30 am. Hiker's choice of a moderate 5.7 mile/1200' short hike or a challenging 7.7/1940' hike. Please bring exact change, $5 senior/$6 regular. EXPECT MUD.

Starting at Mitchell Canyon we'll head up Mitchell Canyon Road, right on Black Point, left on Fairy Lantern to Red Road. The hikes split here with the short hike turning right to do a separate out and back hike. Continue up Red Road, left on Olofson Ridge Road to the fence. Stop here for a break before returning back down Olofson, right on Red Road, left on Mitchell Canyon Road and back to the cars.

The long hike turns left on Red Road, then right on Mitchell Canyon and the long climb up to Deer Flat. Break at Deer Flat before continuing on Deer Flat, left on Meridian Ridge to Murchio Gap. Take the second left down Back Creek Trail. Continue for 2 miles then cross the creek to the left onto Bruce Lee Road. Follow Bruce Lee all the way passed Coulter Pond, left on Watertower Road, right on Bruce Lee Trail and down to the lower parking lot, then back to the cars.

Please note: This group does not stay together on the hike instead relying on arrows put on the ground with flour to mark turns. You are encouraged to stay with others who are hiking your speed and you should also carry the trail route map (link above) either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.

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