Mount Diablo

Peak Summited2020 Mount Diablo
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadMitchell Canyon Road
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with children (12 & under)
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

Most of the entrances to Mount Diablo remain closed. Fortunately, you can still get to Mitchell Canyon Road. There are only two parking spots (for a fee) at the trail head, otherwise you will need to park about a mile down the road. When we finished our hike, we saw all the cars along Mitchell Canyon Road near the trail head had been ticketed.

This was a challenging 6+ miles up rocky terrain. There is running water at the top of Mount Diablo.

Note: Watch out for rattlesnakes!

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