HIKE DESCRIPTION: THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER'S HIKE
Join me on this challenging hike through Diablo Foothills Regional Park into Diablo State Park. We'll start out from Livorna Staging Area and head toward Pine Canyon passing gorgeous views of Castle Rock. This hike is mostly on open fire roads, but about a third is on shaded trails.
We will leave promptly at the start time and should be finished by 1 pm.
If you run into trouble the morning of the hike, you can try to reach me at[masked], but many staging areas have poor cell service.
WHAT TO BRING:
Sturdy shoes for hiking
2 liters of water
Snacks / lunch
Poles if you use them
HIKE RATING: Challenging, 10 Miles, 1,600 ft. of climbing. If you don’t have recent experience accomplishing a hike of this distance and difficulty and at this pace, please consider joining us another time.
HIKING PACE: 2.5 - 3 Mph. The group will wait for stragglers at trail junctions, but please be considerate of others and keep your physical limitations in mind before committing to this hike. It is recommended that you obtain a map at the beginning of the hike in case the group is separated.
ROUTE: Livorna Staging; walk up Serifix Rod and take the Alamo Trail; L on Hanging Valley; R on Borges Ranch; L on Briones to Mt. Diablo; R on Budkey Ravine; R on Fairy Lantern; R on Stage Rd; R on Dusty Rd; R on Wall Point; R on Briones to Mt. Diablo; R on Little Yosemite; L on Stage Rd; L on Buckeye Ravine; L on Briones to Mt. Diablo; R on Hanging Valley; L to stay on Alamo Tr. back to the staging area.
RECOMMENDED PARK MAP: https://www.ebparks.org/parks/diablo_foothills/default.htm
DOGS ALLOWED? Sorry:( No dogs allowed in Diablo SP
GRAZING ANIMALS: Cows
BATHROOMS: Facili-Trees only
Please use the Google Maps link above to familiarize yourself with the trip. It is good practice to confirm the night before that any app you use takes you to where you expect. Print out the driving directions if you are unfamiliar with the area. Many parks are in areas with poor cell service, so DO NOT rely completely on your smartphone's GPS. Most street addresses provided are approximate.
We look forward to seeing you on the trail!