Savor a variety of vegetation zones and enjoy splendid views as we explore some of the wild northwestern slopes of the Mountain. We'll make our way to Moses Rock Ridge for lunch before descending past Moses Rock itself and then circling back via Long Ridge and Poker Table Flat. Allow 6.5 hours for this 8 mile hike with a total elevation gain of about 2100 feet. Steady relaxed pace with a 30-minute lunch and other rest breaks. Be prepared for mud and poison oak.
Cost: Park entry fee $10.00 per vehicle (exact change required)
Bring: layered clothing, hat, sturdy hiking shoes, lunch and at least one liter of water
Restrictions: Park regulations prohibit alcoholic beverages
Directions: From Oakland take Hwy 24 East to Walnut Creek, take Ygnacio Valley Rd. exit, right on Ygnacio Valley Rd., right on Walnut Ave., right on Oak Grove Rd. and then immediate left on North Gate Rd., continue until see Diablo Ranch entrance on the right and then park in large dirt parking area on the left just before road sharply curves to the left. Allow extra time on State Park roads due to cycle traffic safety regulations.
Carpool: I recommend that you arrange your own carpools
Note: Carpool transportation is at the sole risk of the participants.
Cancellation Policy: Any rain cancels