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Hike Details for Mt Diablo WaterFall Trail (Regency Gate)

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Mt. Diablo State Park
Mt Diablo WaterFall Trail (Regency Gate)
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Mt Diablo WaterFall Trail (Regency Gate)
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City: Clayton
Region: EastBay
Park: Mt. Diablo State Park

Sunday, January 15, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

A 7-mile 1600-ft elevation gain or a shorter 6-mile 1450-ft elevation gain hike to view the Mount Diablo Waterfalls. Weather should be sunny, but expect some mud and wet stream crossings. There should be lots of flowing water after the recent heavy rains.

Route from Regency Gate will be Donner Canyon Road, left on Clayton Oaks Road, right on Bruce Lee Trail, left on Wasserman Trail, right on Cardinet Oaks Road, left on the Falls Trail to the waterfalls where we will take a short rest/snack/photo break on the rocks.

Return continuing on the Falls Trail, right on the Middle Trail to the Meridian Ridge Road junction.

The shorter hike will turn right down Meridian Ridge Road for a short distance for a left turn onto Donner Canyon Road and return to the trailhead.

The longer hike will go left up the Meridian Ridge Road, right on Meridian Point Trail, right on Back Creek Trail, continuing on Back Creek Road and single-track trail to the trailhead.

No facilities at Regency Gate or on the hike. Dogs not allowed in the park.

Contact: Howard   
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783

Trail Notes:

This is a moderate hike, approximately 6-mile long roundtrip. Wildflowers, rock formations, and sweeping views make this a spectacular hike.

Trailhead Directions:

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.

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Wednesday, May 09, 2007.

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