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Hike Details for Mitchell Canyon

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Mt. Diablo State Park
Mitchell Canyon
RSVPs - 61 -- YES: 16 NO: 38 MAYBE: 7

Mitchell Canyon
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Clayton
Region: EastBay
Park: Mt. Diablo State Park
Park Map URL: Click Here
Alternate URL: Click Here

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 9:00 AM


Event Notes:

Olofson Black Point


Let's hike earlier in the day and the day before Mother's Day on Saturday at 9:00am for a hike up Mitchell Canyon. Your choice of a moderate 5.7 mile/1250' shorter hike or a challenging 8.3 mile/2000' long hike.

Route will be Mitchell Canyon Road, right on Red Road, left on Olofson Ridge to the boundary fence. The short hike will break here before retracing your steps back to Mitchell Canyon Road. Just before MC, turn left on Globe Lily Trail, then right on Black Point and left on Mitchell Canyon back to the parking area.

The long hike returns back to Black Point Trail and breaks there before climbing to the peak. Turn left on Black Point Trail and follow all the way back to Mitchell Canyon Road, left back to the parking area.

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.

Please download and/or print out the route map here: Route Map

Contact: Steve Smith
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 325-0805


Trail Notes:

Water and toilets at staging area, Juniper, and at the Summit.


Trailhead Directions:
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Meet at Mitchell Canyon Staging area.

From Hwy 24 East and 680 North, take the Ygnacio Valley Road exit. At end of off ramp, turn right at the light onto Ygnacio Valley Road. Continue east for 15-20 minutes (approximately 7 miles) uphill into Concord. At Clayton Road (stoplight) turn RIGHT. At stoplight, turn right onto Mitchell Canyon Road. Follow to the end.

From Antioch/Pittsburg, follow Kirker Pass Road past Pavilion downhill into Concord. At Clayton Road (stoplight), turn LEFT. At stoplight, turn right onto Mitchell Canyon Road. Follow to the end.

Bring exact change of $6 for parking and use the self pay envelopes located at the entrance gate. No change is available. $5 for seniors 55+.

Parking Fee: $6 / $5 for 55+
Other Fees: none

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, November 30, 2017.

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