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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)
RSVPs - 54 -- YES: 17 NO: 24 MAYBE: 13

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

Sunday, April 02, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Wild (Waterfall) Flower Hike

Another 2-for-1 hike to see Mt. Diablo's wildflowers and waterfalls. Your choice of a
Moderate+ 6.5 mile, 1500 ft. hike, or a
Challenging 7.8 mile, 2100 ft. hike

Starting from Regency Gate we head up Donner Canyon Road, Hetherrington, Bruce Lee Spring, Wassermann, Cardinet Oaks Road, and Falls Trails to the waterfalls to snack.

After snacking we continue clockwise on Falls Trail to Middle Trail where the two hikes diverge. The shorter hike continues on Middle Trail, left on Meridian Ridge Road, then right on Meridian Point Trail into Back Creek.

The longer hike turns left on Middle Trail and ascends to turn right on Prospectors Gap Road, straight onto Meridian Ridge Road, then right onto Back Creek Trail.

Both hikes will continue down Back Creek Trail and Back Creek Road back to Regency Gate.

Please use this Google Maps link for directions.
PS: You should plan on arriving early for Parking with .25 mile of this very popular trailhead.

Leader: Joel Schantz

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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