Mount Diablo: Grand Loop

This 6.5 mile hike circles Mt. Diablo, the East Bay’s highest peak (3,849’), providing great views of the Bay Area. We will also take a short trip to the summit. The elevation change is about 2200’ with some steep sections; trekking poles are recommended. Dogs are not allowed on park trails.

Getting there:

From Highway 680 in Danville, exit on Diablo Road/Danville and go east, drive 3 miles

• Left (north) on Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard, drive 7.1 miles (name of road changes to South Gate Road after 4.7 miles)

• Right onto Summit Rd, go 2.3 miles

• Park at Diablo Valley Overlook, a large parking area on left at a sharp bend in the road, above Juniper Campground.

Planned Route: 

Deer Flat Road > Meridian Ridge > Bald Ridge Trail > North Peak Trail > Summit Trail > Juniper Trail

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  • Lynne P.

    A great day with a great group. Thank you all for your patience with my slow pace. See you again soon.

    January 26, 2014

  • Ann W

    Thank you all for a wonderful day hiking.

    January 26, 2014

  • Cathy

    Great hike Deborah. I uploaded 9 pictures from today.

    January 26, 2014

  • Sue K.

    I'm a maybe. Sorry for the last minute notice.

    January 25, 2014

  • Sue K.

    Deborah,
    I am happy to go up steep and would like to know how much of the way down is steep versus more gradual and longer.

    January 25, 2014

    • Deborah

      This is not the steepest route down on Mount Diablo.

      January 25, 2014

  • susan

    I'm very sorry to let you all know at this last minute. Sometimes things come up that you have no control over. I hope someone on the waitlist who is able to go can benefit from my not being able to go.

    January 25, 2014

  • Susan

    I wanted to do this hike and was on the wait list for sometime... Today I made another commitment and now I suddenly am double booked? I wish people would not RSVP and then back out at the last minute.

    January 25, 2014

  • Nancy K.

    I fear I got off the waiting list too late, and I have made other plans. I hope someone else on the wait list can go in my place!
    cheers, N

    January 25, 2014

  • Deborah

    I've got room for a couple more people in my car. Send me an email if you'd like a ride from SF.
    See you Sunday for an unseasonably warm hike.

    January 22, 2014

    • Bev

      Hey Deborah, possible to get a ride with you? Just sent you email.

      January 25, 2014

    • Deborah

      Yes, I just emailed you back.

      January 25, 2014

  • Jen J.

    My mom (Marty) is going to call Sue Kramer to car pool in. Sue-why don't you beat Marty to the punch and give her a call. Thanks.

    Jen

    January 22, 2014

  • Jen J.

    Hi I'm joining this hike (waitlisted) on behalf of my mother. She knows this area like the back on her hand. I've been forwarding these invites to her.

    January 21, 2014

  • Ann W

    HI Mare,
    Welcome to the group.
    Ann

    January 18, 2014

  • Mare

    Have lived in Ca 30 years and can see mount Diablo in the area we live in but I have never been there. Wondering why we are wait listed?

    January 18, 2014

    • Deborah

      Our hikes are capped at 20 people to protect the environment and as a curtesy to other hikers. I expect there will be some cancellations and many of you on the wait list will be able to attend.

      January 18, 2014

  • Delaney H.

    Can't do Sunday, sorry to miss this. one day I will hike Diablo but it's going to have to wait.

    January 13, 2014

  • Lynne P.

    I've wanted to hike Diablo since I moved here 3 years ago. Can't wait!

    December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my favorite hike at Mt. Diablo, If you feel extra-aventurous you could take the 2-mile diversion (out and back) to Eagle Peak from the intersection of Meridien Ridge and Bald Ridge trails. Once you start out on Summit trail from Prospector's Gap the trail goes through or just above a lot of the burn area from the Sept. fire. The trail is in good condition, and it is interesting to see the effects of wildfire--and how the mountain begins to regenerate itself.

    December 27, 2013

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