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Junction to Mount Diablo via Summit Trail

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Mount Diablo State Park

Junction to Mount Diablo via Summit Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Clayton, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 1,440 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

Views

No dogs

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Reviews (135)
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Recordings (133)
Completed (605)
DAVID PEAVEY
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Great Views - But not much shade. The lower and upper portions are wide but there's a single file section about the middle 1/3rd. Bring plenty of water. Pretty steady climb the whole way up. A moderate trail cause it's not too long and the grade isn't too steep. Not many people except for the last 1/2 mile at the top. One rest room along the way. Parking cost $10 for the day - Self registration. OK to park if you're completely off pavement and if you pay the fee and put the tag in your window.

Jenna Chinburg
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Hiking

Great trail! Wildflowers along the way. Very peaceful and minimal people. Stunning views. Unfortunately the very top is a little more touristy with the ability for people to drive all the way up and park which takes away a little of the prestige after hiking all the way. Regardless, beautiful and loved it.

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Kelsey Stevenson
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Hiking

The trailhead is a little down the road from the parking lot. Fantastic hike. Only busy at the very start and at the summit. I saw one bobcat but it didn’t seem bothered by hikers. Bring plenty of water and get ready for your glutes to be on fire!

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Kristin Atwood
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Hiking

Great hike with beautiful views and fascinating geology.

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Warren W.
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Hiking

Can’t beat the view from the top! Some sections are paved or wide fire roads but some are nice narrow trails. Lots of vertical in a short distance!

Marco Colón
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Terrance Bias
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Hiking

It was good one section, Buckeye Ravine was a bit steeper then expected but over all had a great time.

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Rick Fenrich
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HikingNo shade
First to Review

Very hot and fairly steep; not much in the way of scenery until you reach the last half of the summit. Good views at the top. Bring binoculars!

Stephanie W.
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Naomi Palmer
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Greg Arthur
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Greg Arthur
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Jon E
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Sahana J.
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Joseph Carbajal
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Jaime Carbajal
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Jacob Varda
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P F
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Gabriel chavez
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Karthik Raju
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Megan Capilla
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Kurt Richey
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William Anderson
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Chip Cary
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Rolando Flores
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Abe Handler
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Chrissy Bramble
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Hiroyuki Ogiso
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Curt Overway
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