|Peak Summited||2021 Mount Diablo|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Could not face Mitchell Canyon yet again so looked for a similarly challenging vertical/distance and new trails I haven't done many times already to explore. Decided to park for free in a Danville neighborhood, use Green Valley trail as a warm-up to the park boundary just north of the south gate entrance, then follow the summit trail through Dan Cook canyon to the Live Oak campground then on up to the summit via the south side trails. Highly recommend this route for both shade and solitude. Did not see another hiker until devil's elbow. The wildflowers are just starting to come out. Another big bonus is the much shorter drive to the TH since I live south of Diablo.