Mt. Diablo State Park
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City: Danville Region: EastBay Park: Mt. Diablo State ParkPark Map URL: Click Here
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Sunday, October 16, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
A high probability for rain over the weekend dictates this OUT-and-BACK hike on Mt. Diablo starting at9:30 am from Curry Point. A hiker's choice of a short 6.8 mile/1340' moderate hike or a long 7.8 mile/1720' moderate+ hike, this hike is in a well covered canyon which should reduce the chance of mud and getting soaked. We'll take a brief detour to visit some grinding holes and meander along the creek most of the way. If you don't like out-and-back hikes, this is not for you...if you enjoy riparian nature walks, you'll like this one. The longer hike will venture out on another out-and-backer to visit some natural springs. Please download and print out the attached map if you are reading this in an e-mail; if you are on the website, please e-mail the leader and I will e-mail you one!
Hike begins with a quick out-and-back hike down Camp Force Trail to the Camp Force Overlook and the Boy Scout dedication memorial. We then return back to take Knobcone Pt., left on Curry Canyon Road following it for several miles, staying right at all junctions. About 3/4 mile down, we will detour to the right to visit some Native American mortars, then continue along. When we finally reach the park boundary, we will u-turn until we reach Curry Cave Road, making a left. At a hairpin junction, make a left and continue to the gate, then another u-turn to the junction. I hope to find a spot to take a rest stop here.
The hike continues back down Curry Cave Road and left to take Curry Canyon Road all the way back the way you came ending with a right on Knobcone Point to the parking area. The long hike will detour with a right on Sheepherder Springs taking a single track all the way to the end where there is a marker for the springs. Retrace your steps to Curry Canyon, right to Knobcone, right to parking area.
The trail will be marked with flour arrows along the route. Sorry, No Dogs Allowed.Please download and print out the attached map if you are reading this in an e-mail, if you are on the website, please e-mail the leader and I will e-mail you one! Facilities located at Rock City just before you reach Curry Point. A carpool option is available, meet at Danville Park & Ride off Sycamore Valley Road exit at 8:40. Hopefully a couple of people will volunteer to drive in addition to myself. Please allow 35 minutes to reach Curry Point from I-680, do not pass bikes on any blind corners! See you at 9:30 am!!!
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From Highway 680 exit Diablo Road. Follow the brown parks signs: drive east on Diablo Road, turn right to continue on Diablo Road at El Cerro, straight at Green Valley, then left onto Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard at Stop Sign. Drive north on Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard, which morphs into South Gate Road at the park boundary. Drive carefully uphill on this narrow road (watch out for bicyclists) to the entrance kiosk. Then continue about 1.5 miles to a broad flat parking lot on the right side of the road (the Curry Point sign is near the start of the trail, but it's the first parking lot past Rock City).
The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, November 30, 2017.
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