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Hike Details for Mitchell Canyon

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Mt. Diablo State Park
Mitchell Canyon

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
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Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 8:30 AM


Event Notes:

The ultimate hike of our trilogy to the Mt. Diablo Summit, retracing and extending our previous two hikes. A strenuous, 14+ mile, 3,300-foot elevation gain, out-and-back hike from Mitchell Canyon via Deer Flat and Juniper Campground to the Summit. Short rest stops at all three waypoints out and back. Water and restrooms at the trailhead, Juniper Campground, and the Summit. Parking fee is now $6, $5 for 62 or older. No dogs allowed in the park. Trailhead address is 96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton, CA 94517.

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


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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