Mount Diablo North Peak Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Walnut Creek, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Take the Summit Rd to the top.
So many spots to start. Great view! Going up to the summit great with shade over the trails so you won't get that hot. When u reached the topped, it is just a very beautiful scenic! You could see buildings of SAN Fran and the Golden Gate Bridge from a distant. Make sure bring snack and water, but don't make the bag too heavy. Your calfs or back of your thighs(hamstrings) will burn(fatigue/tiring) when you first start but you will get used to it. Other than that! Go on it! Get to the top! Enjoy the 3,810feet elevation view and see everything!
Mt. Diablo has several trails to choose from. However, this is a fall hike. It gets really hot and sunny in summer. The hike gets harder if you do it in summer; you will need lots of water. Lots! Do this hike in the fall, it will be better.
This is a great hike! We combined this trail with the grand loop hike to make it a 8 mile hike. The view is spectacular, but it's really hot in the later summer with lots of sunshine. Do bring lots of water. We carried 2.5L and ran out of water for the last half mile.
Great hike! On a clear day the views are pretty cool! Beautiful flowers on trail in spring.
well marked Summit trail.
Beautiful day for save Mt Diablo 10k run
Great hike! Bring plenty of water. There is water available at the summit for refill. Not recommended for hot days.
At age 9, I moved to Concord and had the pleasure of hiking Mt. Diablo several times. The visitor center at the top is a great lookout and the views are worth the trip. I don't make it out to Diablo that much anymore.
Drove up and parked at the Juniper camp site, took the Deer Flat Rd. trail over to Meridian Ridge, up Prospector's. Then took what we thought to be a shortcut to Summit, but ended up being an off-trail uphill rocky excursion.
Took the road / Juniper trail back down to the camp site.
The whole loop was probably 6 miles or so, mostly reasonable but some areas got steep quick. It was fun but probably try another one next time!
Fairly easy hike compared to others. Best to start later in the day after the midday heat sets in to not have to carry lots more water than necessary.
Beware sunset times before starting long trails.If it gets close use your headlamp or start trail running.
Great training ground for higher mountains. Start at Clayton and go up. On your way you can choose other peaks if you have time. Once up on the summit you can choose longer hiking trails to test yourself. You can do as much as 18mi+ based on your interest.
Mt Diablo isn't my all time favorite hike but I've only done one trail so far. I will go back. There are interesting photographic opportunities there.