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Waterfalls of Mount Diablo Loop Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
#14 of 20 trails in

Waterfalls of Mount Diablo Loop Trail is a 6 mile loop trail located near Clayton, CA that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

6.0 miles 1335 feet Loop

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


Winter and spring rains create scenic waterfalls in this hike at Mount Diablo, the East Bay's signature peak. While Mount Diablo State Park is best known for towering vistas from the mountain's twin East Bay summits, the seasonal rains that visit the San Francisco Bay Area every year create several scenic waterfalls in the mountain's rugged canyons. This hike starts out from the Regency Gate in the East Bay town of Clayton -- parking is free in the neighborhood: be polite and do not abuse the privilege.

29 days ago

Falls trail really needs some trail crew loving. Lots of erosion and small dirt slides cover spots on the trail.

1 month ago


2 months ago

Really nice hike. Recommend good hiking shoes loose gravel at times. During this time no waterfalls August. Pay attention to the hiking map as there are many different trails. Parking is at a dead end of a residential area.

Beautiful hike thru grasslands, oaks, forest and sunny hill side. We hiked at a leisurely pace and it took us 3 hours. There are some spots that are a bit tough to maneuver, overall fairly easy. Definitely wet after rain, it was still damp in places even though it didn't rain for about a month.
Well worth the 1 hour drive from Berkeley.