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From the summit of this mountain, you’ll be able to see all the way to the Sierra Nevada on a clear day. Bring some binoculars and you might even be able to make out Yosemite’s iconic Half Read more...
From the summit of this mountain, you’ll be able to see all the way to the Sierra Nevada on a clear day. Bring some binoculars and you might even be able to make out Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome.
Standing at 3,864 feet, this iconic mountain towers the nearby city of Walnut Creek. Bonus: you can drive to the summit! Beyond the views, Mt. Diablo State Park's massive 20,000-acres offers plentiful opportunities for climbing, biking, and hiking.
Check out Boy Scout rocks or Pine Canyon for some of the best climbing the Bay has to offer. Just be careful, the sandstone here is delicate. It’s a good rule of thumb to wait three days after a rain before climbing. For a real challenge, try the infamous Mount Diablo Challenge bicycle race every October. The current record to the top is 43 minutes, 33 seconds. If you complete the course in under an hour, you’ll get one of the coveted "One-Hour" T-shirts. Talk about bragging rights.
Hikers will be over the moon when they discover the park’s extensive trail system. Our favorite hike is the Mount Diablo Grand Loop, a trail that circumvents the entire mountain. The gates here close at sunset, so make sure you have plenty of time to get back to your car.
If you would like to take in a sunset, spend the night at Juniper, Live Oak, or Mount Diablo Group Campground. (Juniper has the best views.) Be sure to bring plenty of water, it gets pretty dry up there.
If you’re looking for a northern California adventure, this is the mountain for you.