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