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, March 03, 2019 @ 9:30 AM
Meet @ 8:30 AM
At: Danville Park & Ride, Sycamore Valley Rd & I-680, Danville
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Let's hike to the top of Mount Diablo, with a head start from a quarter of the way up! We will be starting at9:30 am from the Curry Point parking area beyond Rock City. This is a hiker's choice of a challenging 6 mile/1700'short hike or a challenging+ 8.2/2500'long hike. PLEASE NOTE: Allow plenty of time to drive up the mountain...please do not pass bicycles on blind turns, it is dangerous and illegal.
Route leaves from Curry Point on Camp Force Trail, straight onto Summit Trail. Follow Summit Trail all the way up until you come to Green Ranch Road. You will see the Summit Trail off to the left just past some pumping gear. When you get to the water tank, the hikes diverge. There is a toilet at this junction. The short hike will hang a right onto Green Ranch Road at the Old Pioneer Horse Camp. Follow it down until you come to Oak Knoll Trail, turn right and take the trail back up. You will come out at the Oak Knoll Picnic Area, have a break. Take the trail back up the mountain a little ways until you find Green Ranch Road again. Turn left and cross the road and follow your tracks back to the cars.
The long hike turns left to stay on Summit Trail, keep on it up to Devil's Elbow and stay left until you pop out at the lower summit parking lot. Turn right and find the trail in between the two roads leading to the summit. Once at the summit be sure to go inside and visit our store and museum and to stand on the actual peak! Retrace your steps back to the lower summit lot, then walk all the way to the far end near the tower to find Juniper Trail. Take it all the way down to the Juniper Campground. Turn right and walk down the campground road until you pass the restrooms. Head through the gate onto Deer Flat Road a short distance, then left on Juniper Trail. Follow Juniper until you reach Summit Trail. Turn right and retrace your steps 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 either downloaded to your phone or in paper form.
Contact: Steve Smith
Please download and/or print out the route map here: Route Map
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 325-0805
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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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