Explore the most popular Walking trails in Mount Diablo State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

Map is not up to date. Residents only parking on Regency dr began this month. Go to Mitchell Canyon to access the park. Tickets given out

Great trails with balance of sun and shade

We came at the wrong season when water all dries out.

Parking at Regency is only about 10cars. Mitchell Canyon has bathrooms, water and you support the park i which needs your money so You can hike

Great for peak training. Trail is thin and lots of poison oak so technu up!. Start early am and take water if you want to summit. You can park at end of Regency. You have to pay at Mitchell Canyon.

Great summer/fall trail. Bikes can go very fast on parts of the trail. I would avoid in the rainy season.

Beautiful panoramic views from every lookout point on a clear day. Amazing to see the changes in topography on every side of the mountain. I'd recommend requesting the written directions from the park ranger at the park's entrance. For novice hikers, we weren't lead astray. We saw ground squirrels, deer, tiny lizards, and plenty of birds. Definitely was hot. Thanks to fellow forum members for recommending the 3L of H2O. We headed counterclockwise (northwest) around the mountain and had our climatic summit at the end! The summit includes plenty of picnic benches, clean bathrooms, and water fountains for your enjoyment.

Very pretty and amazing rock formations.

running
12 days ago

This is more of a hike. We had a group do a trail run here and there were very dangerous areas - extremely rocky and steep drop offs. Single track and rattler in the middle that wouldn’t budge for a while.

no dogs :(

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
17 days ago

Nice set of trails, but very confusing with all the offshoots. Also, not a lot of shade if you're a midday hiker like me. Very hot in late August!

hiking
23 days ago

Map is wrong. Need to start at Mitchell Canyon. This neighborhood has resident only parking and cars will be ticketed and towed. Mitchell Canyon is the official park entrance with water, bathrooms and maps

Great Hike with a hard start and much easier finish. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A HIKE YOU WANT TO WEAR SHORTS ON. I learned that the hard way. It was overgrown in areas that were steep, making it a bit dangerous, but with a decent pair of pants and a walking stick you should be able to power through. Black Point Summit is gorgeous. Lots of butterflies :)

hiking
25 days ago

Great fun. Cows, dry creek beds (Aug), mixture of grades, nice views. Nice hike.

Bring lots of water and make sure you keep checking the map, it’s real easy to go off your trail

hiking
rocky
27 days ago

Great little loop around the summit. Was pleasantly surprised to find free spotting scopes on the north side of the loop. Great views. Definitely worth the time.

hiking
bugs
rocky
28 days ago

Great trail! Be sure to take enough water, we took 3L each. Try to get there early to beat the sun too. We ran into a rattlesnake and ran back the other way haha.. gave it about 5 minutes, went back and it was gone. You’ll be fine, just keep your eyes open.

WARNING This trail is 10 miles long! Not 7.9. But if you bring about a gallon of water you will be good. YOU NEED A MAP! This app does very well for navigating the trail. Decent amount of shade. The 1 mile straight away at beginning and end is brutal thought. Might want to take the short cut to cut off the top half of the loop. Its summer so i saw no water. But i saw where the waterfalls would be. I saw a tarantula and some deer. Great experience. AND Bring a friend and walking sticks. Just in case.

hiking
1 month ago

great wildlife, little shade and some nice - but not extraordinary - views. Still, a nice hike to feel refreshed and energized. I did this hike late morning and it was hot. If hear bothers you, go much earlier.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

It is a nice trail for a quick 2-3 hours hike. Nice scenery. I guess it would be really nice in spring time. Worth coming back that time.

Great trail. Went in early August and had 3 L water each for experienced hikers. Rocky and gravelly in some places but rarely near the edge. Gorgeous views the entire trail. Took a short detour to the visitors center at the summit and it was also gorgeous. Almost no other hikers.

Fun trail!

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

running
rocky
1 month ago

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