Hike the Grand Loop Trail on Mt. Diablo

  • June 15, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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We will begin our adventure on Mt. Diablo with the classic Grand Loop trail.
We can listen to a 40-minute audio guide to a panoramic trail encircling one of the Bay Area's highest peaks downloaded to our phones. See the website for more details.

Park at the Diablo Valley Overlook on Summit Rd.

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 6.2 miles / 10.0 km
Duration: Half day

Be sure to pack plenty of water, snack/lunch, binoculars, layers, and sun protection!
After the hike, we will be going to set up camp at Wildcat Group Camp on the South Gate rd. just below the Junction. Please reply separately to that meet-up if you would like to join us for camping. Day hikers are welcome to hang out with us for a potluck BBQ, and join us for the Astronomy program, starting at 8:00 pm. in the lower summit parking lot. Note that you will need to exit after the Astronomy program through the North Gate.

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  • Bill

    The hike is more like Strenuous than Moderate, which is what I expected. Main attraction is the views.

    June 15, 2013

  • Linda L.

    What is the elevation gain on the hike?
    Will there be a shorter hike on Sun. am. before we leave?

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Is there some carpool available from Mountain View area?
    Thanks! Julia

    June 14, 2013

    • Eric D.

      I am driving through Mountain View. Is 8:30am OK? That leaves enough time to pick up others if anyone else needs a carpool. Here is my email [masked], and phone, [masked].

      June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Eric! Thanks for your message. This time is great. But I don't plan to stay for camping. And you?

      June 14, 2013

  • Bill

    I'd also like to ride (or drive) from Palo Alto (where I live) or Mtn. View (easy for me to get to). I don't plan to stay for the astronomy meet.

    June 14, 2013

  • Eric D.

    I posted notice of this hike at the California Native Plant Society East Bay Chapter Meetup website.

    June 14, 2013

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