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Falls Trail and Middle Trail [CLOSED]

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Mount Diablo State Park

Falls Trail and Middle Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clayton, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,489 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


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:

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2 months ago

Wed Feb 20 2019

This hike has officially become one of my annual to-do’s. The hike is absolutely gorgeous on a clear day after rain falls. The beginning of the hike is pretty flat and muddy, after the rain, but nothing you can’t skirt around. Your waterproof hiking boots are a must for an optimal hike. You don’t start climbing for about a mile, but when you do it’s up, up and up some more. Once you hit the trailhead (see picture) you’re past the hard parts. The views are gorgeous and the sound of the waterfalls- sublime. I suggest stopping at the peak to take it all in. You’re going to cross quite a few rushing streams (if it’s wet that is). The last part of the hike is on the shady side, which is nice in the summer months. Enjoy!

Sun Sep 30 2018

Since I live nearby, I hike this trail often. Of course, during the summer months, hiking the trail early is a must. Bring lots of water and a hat . I enjoyed the hike during the winter and spring season when the waterfall is there and the mountain is beautifully green. I would always recommend this hike.

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