Mount Diablo Hike Logs

Are you taking the NorCal Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge? Here you can see all the hikes logged in our 2018 challenge, with the most recent at the top. Click on a hike log to see all the details, more photos and leave comments for the challengers.

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Diablo

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMitchell CanyonEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionGreat day out on Diablo. Did the trail Counter clockwise this time.  The ascent was much better but was grateful for the hiking poles on the descent. perfect weather and quieter […]
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Diablo Diablo Diablo

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMitchell Canyon Visitor CenterEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsThis will be my first of hopefully many Mt Diablos!  The late morning rain made this a perfect challenge. The photo I chose is […]
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Diablo North Peak straight up (once was enough)

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadObscure TH on Morgan Territory RoadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionBrutal straight-up 3000 feet in 3 miles, to North Peak, from Morgan Territory Road. (Overall 4300 vertical and 10.4 miles roundtrip, including a […]
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Diablo with my mom for mother’s day!

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMitchell CanyonEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were an annoyanceSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsBeautiful day for a mother’s day hike! Swarms of lady bugs and few other people to be seen… we got a late start but made it back […]
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Magical Mt Diablo

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMitchell CanyonEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionA gorgeous day to hike Mt Diablo! Perfect temperature, many wildflowers awesome views. We cooled off in the stream on the way back, surrounded by butterflies and ladybugs. Magical! Users […]
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Diabolical indeed

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMitchel Canyon Visitors CenterEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were an annoyanceSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionGot a somewhat late start at 10 am. Forecast for the day was a high of 72. Few spots in the lot by the time we […]
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Devilish

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMitchell CreekEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsSolid hike. Views were a bit hazy from the top, and watch out for the poison ivy.
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Kick your boots off and stay awhile

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMitchell CanyonEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionA late post but it was a great day for the hike to the summit with awesome views of the rolling hills and flat valleys in between the drifting fog […]
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The peak of the Devil

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMitchell Canyon Fire RoadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis was the most strenuous hike I have done to date. The views are beautiful. The flowers are in bloom. The sun is relentless. The […]
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Mt Diablo – Spring

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadJuniper TrailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionGreat but challenging hike.  Started from Juniper Campground on Deer Flat Road.  Left the lot by about 0915 and it was clear and cool.  Great wildflowers after […]
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Mt Diablo – dual personality!

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMitchell CreekEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionI have always hiked the Walnut Creek side of Mt Diablo…grassy with trees sprinkled here and there, a few canyons, ponds, and some wildlife. Then I went to the Clayton side to summit the […]
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Mt Damn Diablo

Peak Summited2019 Mount DiabloType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMitchell CanyonEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe started at 8am out of Mitchell Visitor Center and headed clockwise, as suggested, up the trail.  Good call on the clockwise route!  This would have been a bear to have […]
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