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

Diablo, California Map
4 months ago

Wonderful hike, went with 3 kids (9-11) who managed to make it with time. Would give it 5 starts but there was poison oak EVERYWHERE so keep an eye out. Aside from the poison oak there were wonderful views, will be going again (without kids

Parking was impossible at the start of this trail so we parked at Rock City and hiked the top loop and all around that location. Perfect for kids - lots of shade and great climbing and views. Glad we didn’t start at the bottom after all!

Trail ends 2 miles in, private property

Backpacking Day 2 of 3 Mt. Diablo Range. Live Oak Campground (Mt. Diablo) to Morgan Backpack Camp (Morgan Territory).

Pretty steep. Trail was washed out after the campground, so take the road to Rock City instead. It's very cool!

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.

Sentinel Rock and Rock City are very cool sights to see at the turnaround of this hike. Good trails.
Parking is not good at all. There is no parking at all at the trailhead (which is right at the south entrance to the park). There are only a couple spots to park in the neighborhood just below the park

Saturday, November 04, 2017

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.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Yes, parking can be a little challenging since they put in rocks on small shoulder to stop people parking there. Park a little up the street or before.

Dogs are actually not allowed in Mt Diablo State Park - even leash.

Overall great hike, with mix of easy fire trail, good inclines, lower tree canopy for shade, and a ton of fun on rocks in Rock City. Be sure to climb up to top of Sentinel Rock! Can be a little nerve-racking, but you won't be disappointed.

This is typically a busy trail on weekends and need to watch for mountain bikes.

I would have given 5 stars, but agree parking is challenging. Looking at map, may be better to park in one of neighborhoods on left towards Stone Valley Rd.

on Summit Trail from South Gate

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