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Hiking

Great views of Las Trampas and the 680 corridor from Wall Point ridge. Went counter clockwise. Took the 1/2 mile single track trail from live oak campground to wall point trail which goes under Sentinel Rock. Solid elevation gain in 7 miles. Consider hiking early morning or late evening in the summer

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Bob G reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

Good elevation variation. Shady creek trail half way through hike, single track 1/2 mile between Wall Point and BBQ terrace stage trails and eye popping views from wall point ridge of Trampas, Solano Napa Counties, Livermore Valley and Mt. Diablo. Go early in the day in the summertime. Great workout with trekking poles.

D Belt reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking
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Jeremy Steinmeier reviewed Mitchell and Donner Canyons
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A lovely trail of mostly fire roads. easy trail climbs Mitchell canyon until you hit switchbacks to deer flat. Up to Merchio gap and then it's all downhill. which would be great except for a few steep descents with loose gravel on hard packed dirt. watch your footing. Start early but parking may be closed adding some distance to walk in.

Ashley Bulaich reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

Good for elevation change, dirt and rocky paths, watch out for the cow poop. Overall a good trail.

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Hiking

The trail is pretty exposed so it's rough on a hot day. We brought a lot of water. I'd recommend going counter-clockwise like the route suggests as you get some shade on the way up - the road down is pretty sunny the whole way. You do go through people's property which is strange but everything is well marked. And Rock City at the top is super fun - like a playground. Definitely do this hike if you're a climber - just to go play in all the sandstone formations.

Cydni Lopez reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

Great trail... steep & gravely at times. Fell a couple times due to loose gravel w/ hiking shoes on. Be careful... carry a walking stick & make sure you have good HIKING shoes. Not sneakers!

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Alan LeClair reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

The parking is a PAY lot: $6 on 6/20/20. The side streets are permit parking only so plan to bring exact change. We started at 10am and it was already warm, 80 degrees F. There is little cover on this hike so plan accordingly. Beautiful views, plenty of cattle, lizards, rabbits and birds. Some areas on the trail were loose sand/dirt. Overall it was an enjoyable hike and the majority of the trail is wide fire road, while the small Hidden Valley section is tight single track. This is a great hike for the winter/spring when things are green.

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Rachel Garvin reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

Exactly 6 miles. Beautiful views, well maintained trail. Not much traffic.

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Hiking

I in I

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Hiking

Very hilly

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Sachi V. reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

Started about 9:15am-would not recommend for hot days. Beautiful views, lots of cotton tale rabbits and birds. Some areas on the trail were very loose sand/dirt. Overall very enjoyable hike and the majority of the trail is very wide (one section is just wide enough for one person).

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Praveen Suggala reviewed Mount Diablo North Peak Trail
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Hiking

What a beauty and what an adventure.quiet challenging at times but survived and managed. Tasted the best natural water flowing on the mountains,very scenic, yet to do summit trail. Saw a rattle snake at entrance. Going back soon for summit

Alan LeClair reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

Attempted to hike this today 5-23-20 to no avail. COVID has closed the parking lot and all neighborhood parking is by permit only. This area is effectively closed until they reopen the parking lot!

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Mountain biking

bit bumpy due to cows.

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Hiking

Lovely day out on a “hidden” neighborhood trail. Exposed for first 1.5 or 2 miles but partly shaded after that. Avoid on a hot day. Nice views. Fun access point to Mt Diablo.

Edwin Gonzalez reviewed Ray Morgan Loop
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Hiking

Nice and peaceful trial

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Hiking

Very interesting route through lots of properties, but gorgeous views. Very exposed so make sure to bring plenty of water

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Amy H reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

Walked this trail this morning- I’m so glad that Mount Diablo State Park has stayed open during this time. Beautiful vistas and wildflowers. Some poison oak to watch out for on the Secret Trail portion which is single track. Wear long pants and long sleeves. I was annoyed to see a few people about 100’ ahead with their barky big dog as we just got started. Cows went scurrying. For those of you who have done this trail before (we have multiple times)- there is always a group of cows at the start right near the trail. This is their ranch land. That’s why NO dogs are allowed on this trail and there’s a big sign at the start indicating as much. Unfortunately we couldn’t catch up to them to say something. Like duh, no dogs on this trail. Then to boot, they left the little plastic poop bag on the trail. What’s up people?! Anyway other than that, everything else was good-the walk is highly recommended.

Liz Morgan reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

Hard first 1.5 miles and last. Great views of the valley and feels pretty secluded. Went counterclockwise

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Paul Campagna reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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HikingMuddy

I went during the rain. The 1st mile or so was in Clay, difficult and annoying. The rest was slippery on and off but still a nice hike.

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Joni Rustulka reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

great loop. saw ground squirrels, cattle, butterflies and a lady bug, and a couple of deer. not too busy. took about 2.5hours to complete. would do again.

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Melissa Hanson reviewed Ray Morgan Loop
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HikingOver grown

The trail shown on app was excellent. The line that continues off regular trail was non existent. We tried multiple attempts to find it but were unable. At least we did find a waterfall!

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Simon Herrmann reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

Amazing trail on the ridge, great views. More moderate than hard. Very open and not recommended during hot summer days.

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Hiking

Great loop. Nice views of the valley and Mt. Diablo. Also fun to have views down on the beautiful houses in the Diablo foothills. My only rub, and it’s minor, is the fact that you have to walk on the street at the end.

Amy H reviewed Secret Valley Loop
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Hiking

Did this hike today - it was amazing. There was some low tule fog throughout the area so it was very mystical feeling at the start, then as we ascended it cleared to blue sky. Really beautiful vistas, serene cows along the first part of the path, green shoots of grass, and mostly dry paths. Doesn't look like this trail would get too muddy generally either (except for perhaps the single track part on the secret valley trail which is only about .6 miles long).

Manuel Zapata reviewed Ray Morgan Loop
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HikingOver grownWashed out

Parking: There is a space passed the trail opening on a curve in the road. Asked a cop that was passing by, it’s legal to park there Saw deer on the trail. Beautiful hike in the morning. When there is water in the stream it makes it so much nicer

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Gabriela Cunningham reviewed Mount Diablo North Peak Trail
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