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on North Peak Loop via Donne...
5 days ago

hiking

Views from the top of Mt.Olympia are great. Made the mistake of not carrying sunscreen or a hat - never repeating that! Gets really hot on a lot of parts of the trail since they are quite exposed. View from the summit of North Peak are not much to write home about. But the single track from Mt.Olympus to the North Peak is gorgeous!

on Waterfalls of Mount Diabl...
6 days ago

hiking

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.

on North Peak Loop via Donne...
10 days ago

Extremely hard...

on Mitchell Creek to Diablo ...
19 days ago

First time hiking Mt. Diablo, my wife and I hiked the loop from Mitchell Canyon to the Summit. Bring lots of water, we refilled at the Summit. Good mix of flat and steep inclines. Take the Bald Creek trails up and the Deer Flat and Mitchell Canyon trails down.

on Mitchell Creek to Diablo ...
1 month ago

hiking

An extremely strenuous hike if you start at the first parking lot and hike all the way you the top. Bring food and plenty of water. Consider hiking a shorter portion.

on Eagle Peak Loop
1 month ago

hiking

It was challenging and beautiful views!

on Mt Olympia via Waterfall ...
1 month ago

hiking

This was my intended route, but got off track and added almost a mile in my total hike to the summit. Excellent scenery. Heavy poison oak in areas, specifically Middle Trail. Beware and enjoy.

on Mitchell Canyon Road to E...
1 month ago

hiking

It was a hot day of summer today highest temp was 81, we started at 7:30 (the park opened a little early today). The hiking uphill was 2 hours to eagle peak but back to starting point was almost 3 hours. At this point of time, coming back downhill could be dangerous. We were four friends and two got injured due to rough and slippery surface while coming back downhill. Enough water is must. One side was 3.8 miles for us. We stayed a little on Mitchell rock and twin peaks on the way to eagle peak. This was my first time in this season. I mostly have done mission peak, but I would say this one is much better and entertaining. After all the enjoyment we were back at home at 12:30 pm.

on Eagle Peak Loop
2 months ago

hiking

Should have a) started earlier and b) brought more water. Hardly any other people on a mid-week hike, but by noon it was hot.

on Mitchell Creek to Diablo ...
2 months ago

hiking

Challenging but definitely worth it in the end. Went to summit the mountain on a friend's birthday. Some steep and narrow paths. You come across some recognizable areas along the way. Was a bit dry, but there was still plenty of green on the mountain since it rained not too long ago. The views are amazing and I really recommend this if you're looking for a challenge.

on Donner Creek Trail
2 months ago

hiking

I recommend going during the winter or early spring when there's enough water to make the mountain green. It's much more beautiful when there's plenty of water in the creeks and flowing down the distant waterfalls. Very fun to explore with friends, and the trail starts in nearby neighborhoods.

on Mount Diablo Grand Loop T...
2 months ago

hiking

Gets very steep for a sustained period (some might find it difficult), but the gorgeous views throughout this hike make the incline more than worth it.

on Mitchell Creek to Diablo ...
2 months ago

hiking

Great hike--As you approach the summit (Summit and Juniper trails) the trail signage becomes ambiguous so I ended up doing some back tracking a couple times, but once you are away from the populated summit area and on to the more remote trails (Bald ridge and Eagle peak) the signage is much better. It was hard-going coming down off the mountain (I did the loop counter clockwise) because the trails were very steep, gravelly and slippery, but then my knees aren't what they used to be, either. Other people run back down so I think it all depends on the strength of your legs that will determine how long it will take you to get down. It took me much longer coming down than going up! The views are great and I highly recommend this hike

on Morgan Territory Regional...
2 months ago

hiking

Nice hike... I like that I could bring my dog. I'd definitely do this hike again. It says 4.7 miles but my GPS said it was a little over 5 miles....