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Pine Creek and Wall Point Trail

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Mount Diablo State Park

Pine Creek and Wall Point Trail is a 4 mile loop trail located near Alamo, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 695 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching






wild flowers



no dogs

Must be beautiful in winter/spring with all the water in the streams. But still gorgeous. Some water to cross. Saw a flock of turkeys and 4 deer. And lots of cows! Went with my 6 & 8 year olds.

A nice rolling hill hike. No shade for the first and last part, but plenty of shade in the middle longer and flatter section. Beautiful views of Pine Canyon and peregrine falcon nesting area. A long up near the end, but we’ll worth the hike back to Macedo Staging Area. Suitable for all ages.

first time hiking with the kids (ages 2 &4) and would so do it again.

4 months ago

A fun hike! Bring exact change to pay the $6 parking fee. The first part of the trail is unshaded, out on the hills among the cows, but then you pass through a gate into oaks and walk alongside a stream. The mud others mentioned is gone now given how unfortunately dry this winter has been, but there are still a couple of shallow stream crossings, so wear good shoes and bring hiking poles if you don’t have good balance on rocks. The Little Yosemite part at the end was my favorite. It’s a pretty single track trail beside some cool rocks. The whole thing took me a little less than 2 hours, including a break to rest on a sunny rock in the middle.

5 months ago

Good hike but very muddy at parts

6 months ago

really gorgeous views, a bit muddy in some places, but definitely worth the effort

9 months ago

Great trails with balance of sun and shade

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Sun Mar 31 2019

Most highly recommend trail especially at springtime. Prepare to get your shoes wet.

Sat Mar 30 2019

It was swampier than we would have liked. There was a creek with little spots of water to cross which was a little more than bargained for.

Sun Mar 17 2019

Saw few coyotes and deers on the way.

Sat Jan 26 2019

Sat Jul 07 2018

Would have been an easier hike had I not forgotten my water

Tue Jun 19 2018

We hiked this trail mid June and it was beautiful. The up hills were a challenge but the view once you get up into the trees and can see the skyline is great. Definitely a great workout!

Sun Apr 22 2018

Great trail to do with kids. There were a lot of little creeks in the middle.

Mon Oct 30 2017

Sun Oct 29 2017

From a view standpoint starts off slow. Then when you get to the wooded area it opens up nicely.

Sun Oct 01 2017

Hiked it in Oct and while a nice hike, it'll be much better in spring and early summer when the creeks are flowing. They are dry now. Saw a fox so that was cool.

Sun Jul 16 2017

Lots of shade to cool off in. Avoid during prime sun. Good 2 1/2 hour hike.

Mon Apr 10 2017

Hiked the first week of April- the sunny day after the rains. Very muddy, lots of cow pies, and multiple stream crossings. Shoes may get wet if you fail to jump over the streams or hop on rocks to cross. Bring extra shoes to change into if you are driving back home from the hike, as your shoes will be caked in mud! However the scenery was beautiful! Butterflies, blooming flowers, ground squirrels, cows, turkeys, earth worms, water falls, rivers/streams, and green everything! You get to see a couple elevated rock faces halfway through the loop. I recommend hiking here in the summer or after a week or more of sunny weather. I do not recommend this trail if it has recently rained (because of muddy terrain).

Sun Mar 12 2017

This is happy trail for horses. It's muddy and very hard to walk.

Fri Mar 10 2017

My favorite. Can be a bit tricky right now w all the water.

Wed Nov 23 2016

Had a great time hiking with a friend and my two 10 year old brothers. My brothers struggled a little bit towards the end but all in all it was a great hike that was shaded for over half the time. Beautifully scenery and would definitely do it again!

Sun Nov 06 2016

ended up taking stage road too far and added a couple miles and a few left turns, nonetheless awesome hike.

Sun Oct 23 2016

Great hike! I went there with my two boys (6 and 4 years old). They enjoyed the hike up and down, as well as through the valley. Scenery was beautiful. Kids were happy to see cows and horses. We also heard a woodpecker (wish we could find it) and saw floating dandelion seeds. It was a bit stretching for our 4-year-old but with a lot of encouragement and snack breaks, he managed to finish it all by himself.

Sun Sep 11 2016

This was my very first hike ever. Enjoyed the scenery.

Sat Sep 10 2016

Great training run/hike...under an hour easy if you run the flats/ out for the horse poo :)

Sat Aug 06 2016

Nice views and variety. Water features would be best in winter or spring

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