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Hike Details for Mt. Olympia Summit/Bruce Lee Spring Trail Loop

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Mt. Diablo State Park
Mt. Olympia Summit/Bruce Lee Spring Trail Loop
RSVPs - 55 -- YES: 12 NO: 32 MAYBE: 11

City: Clayton
Region: EastBay
Park: Mt. Diablo State Park

Sunday, October 20, 2013 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Prospectors Gap Loop from Regency Drive

A Challenging 9.5 mile/2900ft climb to Mt. Olympia via Prospectors Gap.

The route will leave Regency Drive on Donner Canyon Rd, Meridian Ridge Rd, Middle, and Prospectors Gap Rd Trails to Prospectors Gap. After a moment to catch our breath we will then hike over to Mt. Olympia for a snack break on North Peak Road and North Peak Trail.

We will return down East, Zippe, Mount Olympia Rd., Olympia, Cardinet Oaks Rd., Wassermann, Donner, Bruce Lee Spring, and Hetherington Trails to Donner Canyon Road.

Please ignore the following trail notes, but use the included trailhead directions.

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

From Regency Gate, follow Donner Canyon to Cardinet Oaks Road. From there, climb Olympia Trail to Mt. Olympia Road and the Olympia Summit Trail to the summit. This is arguably the steepest trail in the park. The first part is gentle enough, but things get a lot more challenging when you get to the flanks of Mt. Olympia - the total rise occurs in a little over a mile. Return down from Mt. Olympia Trail to Cardinet Oaks Road, and then take the Wasserman Trail to Bruce Lee Spring Trail, crossing the spring back to Donner Canyon. Approximately 9 miles, with a 2900 foot elevation gain.

Trailhead Directions:
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From Dublin/San Ramon, take Hwy 680 North towards Concord/Martinez. Exit at Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek. At bottom of offramp, turn RIGHT at stoplight onto Ygnacio Valley Road. Continue on Ygnacio for 7.5 miles up the hill and into the city of Concord. At stoplight turn RIGHT onto Clayton Road. Or from the north, take Southbound 680 and exit at Treat Blvd. At end of offramp turn left then make an immediate left turn at the next light onto Treat Blvd. Follow Treat into the city of Concord for approximately 8 miles. At light turn right onto Clayton Road. Take Clayton Road into the Town of Clayton. Pass Mitchell Canyon Rd on your right and Oakhurst and Diablo View School on your left. Regency Drive is a private residential street with a traffic light at its intersection. Turn right on Regency Drive and park near the houses. (That way, it appears you live there -- there have been breakins into cars parked at the dead end.)Regency Gate is just down the hill from the Dead End.

Parking Fee: none

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, June 07, 2007.

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