Summit Trail from South Gate

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Summit Trail from South Gate is a 10.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Diablo, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3198 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

walking

cave

views

wildlife

no shade

hiking
5 months ago

I did this hike yesterday. It's pretty tough but the trail is well maintained, there are several (4) toilets along the way, and there's water at the top of the mountain and in one of the campgrounds 1/3 of the way up. This trail is also used by mountain bikers.

hiking
7 months ago

Starting from the Mt. Diablo South Gate entrance near Blackhawk, our group completed most of the full Summit Trail. This trail starts out in the shaded foothills of the mountain, proceeds past Rock City, and continues up the south face of the mount, gradually becoming more exposed, and steeper. The route is mixed between foot trail and fire roads.. Our group was forced to turn back a half mile from the summit, so if you're looking for a challenge definitely recommend. There is no water and only a couple outhouses, so come prepared with snacks and plenty of water.

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