Climb above the winter fog on a leisurely to moderately paced hike around the mountain. Includes optional 1/2 mi walk around the Summit Interpretive Trail following the hike.
If you are the type of hiker who likes to go fast, take minimal short breaks, and get back really early this is not the hike for you. Mellow hikers are especially welcome.
Distance/Elevation: 2B (8-1/2 miles / nearly 2000 ft of uphill)
Leader: Steve Bakaley
Return to cars: Approximately 4:30PM
Cancellation: Any rain cancels.
Cost: $10 parking fee.
Bring: lunch, liquids, warm clothing, and boots are strongly recommended because there is some steep downhill with loose rocks.
Meet: 10:00am at Juniper Campground in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Directions: Take Hwy 680 to the Diablo Rd exit in Danville. Go east toward Mt Diablo and watch for the park entrance on the left. Juniper Campground has a big parking lot to the left of the road close to the top of the mountain.
Carpool: Leader at Walnut Creek BART 9:00am. I recommend you arrange your own carpools where it is more convenient for you.