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Mount Diablo burn area - North Peak trail

Due to the roads being closed because of a bike race, we have to start later. The roads should be open at 11:30, so

we should be able to start at 12 noon. If there is a delay in opening the roads, we will allow enough time for everyone to get to Devil's elbow.

Mount Diablo State Park, North Peak trail from Devil's Elbow to North peak Burn area.
Meet at the Devil's Elbow parking lot at noon. This trip will be most of the day, so bring lunch and water. We should arrive back at the parking lot around 5 pm.

I think the mileage will be about 4 miles, and probably about 1000 feet down, and 1000 feet back up to the parking area.


The trip leader is Gregg Weber.

Directions: Take 680 to the Diablo Road exit, and go east on
Diablo Road At Green Valley Road, only one lane goes straight
ahead. After Green Valley Road, go on and do not turn at the
Diablo Country Club sign. In about a mile, turn left at the
Mount Diablo State Park sign. Continue to the end of Mount
Diablo Scenic Boulevard, which becomes South Gate Road as
it enters the park. Pay the $10 gate fee at the entrance station
(or have your state parks pass visible). Continue to Junction
Ranger Station, and turn right. About 3/4 mile past Juniper
Camp's large parking area is a small parking area at Devil's
Elbow, where we will meet at noon.
Allow about an extra 30 minutes driving time from the base of Mount Diablo, up to Devil's elbow.

Dogs:  Our apologies, but please don't bring a dog

Safety:  Outdoor activities are inherently risky.  On hiking trips, grave injury and death are not out of the realm of possibility.  By coming on this trip, you agree to be 100% responsible for your own health, safety and well being.  If you bring a guest(s), that guest(s) will be 100% responsible for his/her own health, safety and well being. 

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  • Mary H.

    The Mt Diablo burn wildflowers made the front page of the SF Chronicle yesterday -- see http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/After-inferno-Mt-Diablo-bursts-with-long-hidden-5475899.php -- and both wildflower photos managed to mislead the public on the wildflowers themselves... sigh.... look at what they indicate are yellow teardrops....

    May 15, 2014

    • Frances

      O wow, that is exciting. Heath is an official in our chapter

      May 15, 2014

  • Mary H.

    OMG! This was SO wonderful! Rare, beautiful and unusual flowers, and all done at reasonable temperatures -- truly memorable! Shall try, try at some point to post pics...

    May 12, 2014

  • Frances

    Hey all, thanks for coming out and we love to see your pictures, so feel free to go crazy with the uploads

    May 11, 2014

  • Britt T.

    Fabulous! Next week is supposed to get very hot. It was perfect timing before things dry out!

    May 11, 2014

  • Mary H.

    Can I carpool with someone? I'm in Berkeley... do let me know, thanks!

    May 7, 2014

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