Peak Bagging: Mount Diablo in Mount Diablo State Park, California

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Peak Bagging: Mount Diablo in Mount Diablo State Park, California

  • Location: Mount Diablo State Park, California
  • Distance: ~15 miles (loop)
  • Ascent:  1,578 feet
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Route: Mitchell Canyon ($6 parking fee) -> Mitchell Rock Tr -> Eagle Peak Tr -> Bald Ridge Tr -> North Peak Tr -> Summit -> Juniper Tr -> Deer Flat Rd -> Mitchell Canyon Rd.

After climbing Coyote Peak and being surrounded by such lovely wildflowers, I realized that I had a very short period of time to enjoy that on one of the Bay Area’s largest mountains, Diablo Peak in the East Bay. On a whim one morning, I left home at 6am to climb Diablo while it was still green. And green it was.

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