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Best trails in Mount Diablo State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Diablo State Park, California? AllTrails has 80 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 40 moderate trails in Mount Diablo State Park ranging from 1.9 to 13.3 miles and from 324 to 3,825 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Mount Diablo State Park offers some of the best views of the Bay Area. There is a visitor center with a historic stone building. Enjoy the wildflowers and wildlife in this iconic state park. Camping is available for a fee. Dogs must be on a leash under your control at all times. Dogs are not allowed on trails. Dogs must be in a tent, camper or enclosed vehicle during the night. There are plenty of picnic areas as well as camping at Juniper Campground. Road bikers enjoy rides up North Gate or South Gate Road and the descents are just as fun. Mountain biking is also possible on many of the single track trails. Gates open 8am and close at sunset. Visitors should plan on being back at the parking area to be in their vehicles by sunset and headed out to avoid being locked in.
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Map of trails in Mount Diablo State Park
Park information
Acreage
20000 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
925-837-2525
Top trails (80)
#1 - Donner Creek Loop Trail
Mount Diablo State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Beautiful hike along creek, multiple cascades, mountain views. This loop trail is a great short hike that allows you to escape into the wilderness for a few hours. Donner Creek Falls consists of a seShow more
#2 - Waterfalls of Mount Diablo Loop
Mount Diablo State Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m
Note: This hike has two starting points. This route follows the trail's alternative trailhead off of Mitchell Canyon Road. The main trailhead begins at the end of Regency Drive and Mountaire Parkway. Show more
#3 - Mount Diablo Grand Loop Trail
Mount Diablo State Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
The Grand Loop offers a bird's-eye view of the Bay Area, and sometimes glimpses far beyond, of the Farallon Islands, Mount Lassen, the Sierra Nevada, and the Santa Cruz Mountains. It's also a a hotspoShow more
#4 - Mitchell Creek to Diablo Summit
Mount Diablo State Park
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 7 h 42 m
This is a difficult yet rewarding hike to the summit of Mt. Diablo. Be prepared for lots of elevation change and hot temperatures. Begin at the Mitchell Canyon Staging Area and take Mitchell Canyon TShow more
#5 - Eagle Peak Loop
Mount Diablo State Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m
The lush greenery of Mitchell Canyon leads to an invigorating climb to Eagle Peak (2,369'), a favorite of local hikers. Everybody loves to visit the summit of Mount Diablo, but many seasoned San FraShow more
#6 - Rock City to the Summit of Mount Diablo
Mount Diablo State Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m
From Rock City hike up to the summit. This trial offers scenic views and breathtaking climbs. Although steep in sections, it is a great hike. This park is one of the ecological treasures of the San FShow more
#7 - Alamo, Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail, Stage Ravine and Little Yosemite Valley Loop
Mount Diablo State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Diablo Foothills is an imposing and inspiring gateway to the beautiful parklands of Mt Diablo State Park and Walnut Creek Open Space. The foothills’ 1,060 acres are valued for their interesting geologShow more
#8 - Castle Rock Trail
Mount Diablo State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Note: Due to COVID-19, the main entrance to the park is closed. Walk-in access is allowed. For an updated list of EBRPD closures, please see https://www.ebparks.org/news/covid_19_park_and_trail_updateShow more
#9 - Mount Diablo via Summit Trail
Mount Diablo State Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
Cell reception can be tricky. Off-line map recommended. Show more
#10 - Juniper Trail
Mount Diablo State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
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