Swarms of Dragonflies

Good day at My Diablo. Pretty easy to get to the trail head. Start early to avoid some of the midday/ afternoon heat as there…

Hiking at Peak Efficiency

Curry Canyon Road to Frog Pond Road, Alder Creek Road, Green Ranch Road, and then Summit Trail, is a grueling hike. The views are beautiful,…

The Mountain that shall not be Named

This trail is steep. We took it clockwise rather than counter. That is the better way. Clockwise seems steeper but going up counter-clockwise means 5…

Mount Diablo plus 4 peaks

Temps only got into low 80s. Nice breeze on top. I hit Mount Olympia then North Peak before Mountain Diablo. On the way back down,…

Mt Diablo!

We opted to take the fire road up to the summit, then the Mitchell canyon trail back down. It provided amazing views and serious challenges!

A hot time with El Diablo!

Started early to beat the heat, but it was 102F when we finished.  Some steep sections of trail, uneven and loose rocks on the return…

Mt Diablo Pre-4th Hike

This hike is tougher than the southern hike to the peak.  The path through Eagle Peak is a challenge.  It’s rocky in parts which makes…

Mt Diablo Solo

I had a quick something I wanted to do in Dublin but I didn’t want to make a special trip. Then I realized Dublin is…

Alright Devil…Let’s Dance!

Honestly, I’m not sure I’m ready to talk about this one. The elevation, the summertime heat, the crowds, the summit that tricks you into thinking…

Mt Diablo Summit

This was my first time to the Summit. It is technical but Overall was a great experience.

Mt. Diablo through Mitchell Canyon

I’ve finally got a full-blown hike to report! Got started waaaaayyy late and checked off Mount Diablo at the end of June. I may have…

Diablo – finally open

The Mount Diablo parking lots were recently opened so I didn’t know if there would be a rush of people going or not. The park…

Mt Diablo Extended Loop

Took the long way! Hiked up and then around the back of the range of peaks, 28.5 mile loop with 8k ft climb.  Couple washouts…

Diablo Rattlesnake Pass

Hike Crew: Brad Fogel, John Masdea, Anders Pers, Eben Strousse The Good News: The road to the top of Diablo was closed due to Covid-19,…

Grand Loop of Mount Diablo

This was the so-called “grand loop” of the Mount Diablo area. It’s also known as “four peaks” or “six peaks.” Starting from one of the…

Mount Diablo

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…

1st challenge in 2020

On 5/16/2020, 1st time challenge Mount Diablo and 1st hiking since COVID-19. The weather is great for hiking not too hot nor too cold. However,…

Beautiful Day at Mt. Diablo

Weather was perfect, sunny and around 60 degrees.  Since the parking lots are closed due to the virus we parked in a nearby neighborhood and…

Diablo on a clear day

Decided to practice social distancing along with exercise. Beautiful day on the way up and down. Hazy to the East, so the Sierra was not…

Mt. Diablo Quadruple Peak

The trail was in great condition. There seemed to be many more people on the Northeast side than on the Southwest side.

Six Pack #4 – Mt. Diablo

Given that hiking is now deemed an “essential activity,” it seemed quite appropriate to conquer Mt. Diablo this weekend. The weather was cooperative, the views…

A Foggy Day on Diablo

Today I hiked to the summit of Mt. Diablo. This isn’t my first time on the summit of this mountain. I’ve driven up a few…

Mt. Diablo

We started the hike at 10am, later than expected. We did not carry enough layers and forgot the first aid kit. It rained and was…

Summit Pizza is the Best Pizza

Decided to solo summit Mt. Diablo only two days chain-smoking free. 13.3 miles, 6 hours and 56 minutes (slow af). Met amazing people including a…

Talk about Diablo!

We hiked the mt. Diablo base to summit loop. The weather was perfect. We ended up off trail at some point and had to scale…

Mt. Diablo

It was extremely windy.  I did come across a log covered in lady bugs.  It is so beautiful up there.

Mt. Diablo

windless day but hazy view at the peak. Took the path from Mitchell Canyon Road – coulter pine – eagle peak – bald ridge- north…

#4 Mount Diablo

First time starting a hike from the Mitchell Canyon staging area. Used AllTrails: Mitchell Creek to Diablo Summit. Again, perfect weather, no wind, 60 degree…

Aptly Named Mt. Diablo

I definitely rode the struggle bus on this one. The incline was difficult to me while others were whizzing past without a problem. It was…

Such an accomplishment, YES!

Best test of endurance, to date! Started around 10 and didn’t get back till dark. Quite the climb, like nothing we’ve done before but still…

Devil of a climb

Strenuous climb through the mist to a beautiful view at the summit.

Foggy day on the mountain

Have ridden my bike to the summit but this was a first on foot – not sure which is harder! Experienced all sorts of weather…

Sauntering to the summit

Beautiful day, started in the rain and then hiking through the clouds.  Nice trail, definitely glad we read some things before we left and went…

Mt. Diablo

There was fog on the summit, we Started from Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center and did the summit via Eagle Peak.

Mother/Daughter Duo

A great day to finally get out on the trail with my 24 year old. And she agreed, this is a tough hike, We choose…

Winter Wonderland Mt Diablo

First snow was at 2800 ft today. Road to summit was closed to the public so the Visitors Center at the top was NOT crowded…

Foggy trek to Mt Diablo

One of the steeper official trails I’ve ever hiked, especially over the first 2 miles. A bit of mud near the visitors center. As you…

Mt. Diablo on a Winter’s Day

Hard, steep, and filled with beautiful views, Mt. Diablo’s summit gives you a real sense of accomplishment. Some water along the way to filter. Bathrooms…

Divine on Diablo

With the promise of great views, i spent the day on Diablo to kick off this challenge. The weather and views did not disappoint; i…

Mt. Diablo for #6

The Diablo made me do it. With today’s summit of Mt. Diablo I got my sixth peak in as many days for the Six Pack…

They call it Diablo for a reason

Great trails, I’m lucky to have this mountain for a backyard. https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/back-creek-trail-and-bald-ridge-trail-to-mount-diablo-summit–38

Sunrise and Mount Diablo

Started in the early morning cold but was greeted by the beautiful sunrise as we were take on the steep climb. Finished and home by…

Mount Diablo

Took 6.5 hours and hiked the last couple of miles in the dark. Would definitely recommend going clockwise if you think you might be chasing…

Peak #2

Hiked with a friend who was really struggling. Since we were encouraging her to continue, the hike was quite slow which made it feel fairly…

Mt. Diablo

I started the hike at the Summit Trailhead just inside the park. There was a low cloud line and I didn’t get above it until…

Mount Diablo Summit

Beautiful hike on Mount Diablo Hills. Sunny except foggy & cold close to the summit.

First the Devil, Mount Diablo

Excellent day to make this summit of Mount Diablo, clear skies, about 52 degrees and slight winds. Parked at Diablo Valley Lookout. Crossed over to…

Solo @ Diablo

A warmer winter day invited Diablo’s citizens out to play–cottontail bunnies darting across the trail, blue jays perched on high branches, and harmless insects in…

Winter on Diablo

Final hike. I managed to squeeze it in just before the year has ended. I am feeling rather good about having the discipline to finish…

Mt D #5 for me 😍

This was #5 for me and #6 for my hiking buddy, Sue, who didn’t sign up, but loved the challenge so much she will probably…

Mt Diablo In The Cold

Our final hike of the pack, Mt Diablo, is also the first major hike we did after signing up for the Everest Base Camp trek…

Hell Did Indeed Freeze Over

Bundle up! The weather was VERY cold and windy, but we sucked it up and got on the mountain over the last weekend before we…

Double Diablo Hike

I hiked this Mtn last October and was able to conquer Twin peak and eagle peak but had to turn around because my hiking buddy…

Day at Diablo

Gorgeous hike today—brisk with  Fall in full bloom.  Definitely a challenge but the vistas made it all worthwhile.

Fabulous Fall Day on Mt Diablo

Wow! What a great day with perfect weather, good trails and amazing views. Got there early hoping the gates would open before 8am and sure…

Bobcat! and so much scat!!

Warm day and a intense hike!! What a difference from the third peak to the fourth. Serious inclines and descents. Not a lot of flats.…

Diablo on a perfect day

Mount Diablo was amazing, as usual.  A friend asked to go on a challenging hike and I decided Diablo would be a good one. We…

Monte del Diablo

I got a late start (around 11am) but was able to reach the peak in roughly two hours. I entered the park from the South…

#5 of 6 Mount Diablowwwww

A beautiful butt kicker of a hike with changing elevations, rolling hills and 360 deg views of the bay.

Devil Worshiper!

I absolutely loved this hike! We took the route described on SoCal hiker, going up via Twin Peaks and Eagle Peak, and then returning via…

Diablo Day Hike

This was a very fun, challenging hike, with lots of different terrains to make for an adventurous day with views of THE WHOLE BAY!  And…

Mt. Diablo lives up to it’s name!

We were expecting a 13 mile hike….it was more like 16 miles. Getting to the summit was a very hard hike–a lot of steep incline…

Off-leash critters at Diablo

Perfect day, 70’s with blue skies, but lots of white clouds to keep me nice and cool.  I did an out-and-back since I found the…

Took down The Devil

Mt Diablo aka The Devil did not take us down today. Hike up to the summit with a fellow challenger. Be sure to check the…

Conquering the Devil

Mt Diablo by the numbers: 15.5miles, 9.5 hrs, 4000. Grueling day in the summer heat! Temperatures climbed to the mid-90’s and there was very little…

Grueling loop of the Devil

This was our toughest hike yet, fourth in the series with Rose and Sizer left to go – and plan to do those as 2…

Mt Diablo is a Devil of a Hike!

Hiked Mt Diablo yesterday. I did the loop starting on Mitchell Canyon Road, then took Deer Flat road and Juniper trail to the summit. After…

Mount Diablo 😈

It was a very hot day and very few hikers on the mountain. Many short trip hikers at the bottom and and the top. I…

Only A Linguistic Folly

Mount Diablo has its fair share of steep inclines and tons of exposure to the sun, but after hiking Mount Sizer it felt like a…

2/6 – Mt Diablo

Warm day for a hike at Mt Diablo, large parts are not shaded, there was some water in the stream along the way but that…

Mt. Diablo…one down, five to go

Mt. Diablo via Mitchell Canyon is my first peak for this challenge. I set out on a Saturday morning…which happened to be my second day…

Rock City to Summit

We started 10:30 am.  It got very hot by the time we reached the summit.  We should have started earlier.  It took us 2.5 hrs…

Toes and Heat: 3 Peaks for 1

We started this peaks challenge as a diversion from half marathons. And to prove we can do anything! Soon after beginning, we realized we were…

Summit Trail to Mt. Diablo

This was a great hike to the summit from the Mitchell Canyon trail head to top. The first mike is easy then just goes uphill…

Summit trail to Top of Mt. Diablo

It was a beautiful hike to the top of Mount Diablo from Mitchell Canyon visitor Center. The 1st mile was pretty easy and then it…

Mt Diablo

Lots of fun hiking this monster with the Fab Four, Bridgette, Brenda, Anita and Amy. We saw a rattlesnake! Very hot, take lots of water.

Diablo Experience

Wow, pretty amazing ecosystem out in Mt. Diablo state park.  I started at Mitchell Canyon visitor center.  Launched later than I would have liked.  The…

Mt Diablo Windy Summit

For Memorial Day weekend in Walnut Creek, it was chilly! And windy at the summit. Total mileage today was 10 including a jaunt out to…

Mt. Diablo challenge

Beautiful and challenging  hike!  We took our time and enjoyed the scenery with Angela and Tami.    

Summit got me started !!!

First climb to top of Diablo Summit and it was worth the 3 hr climb !!! I took part in some trail running training for…

Diablo

Great day out on Diablo. Did the trail Counter clockwise this time.  The ascent was much better but was grateful for the hiking poles on…

Diablo Diablo Diablo

This will be my first of hopefully many Mt Diablos!  The late morning rain made this a perfect challenge. The photo I chose is the…

Magical Mt Diablo

A gorgeous day to hike Mt Diablo! Perfect temperature, many wildflowers awesome views. We cooled off in the stream on the way back, surrounded by…

Diabolical indeed

Got a somewhat late start at 10 am. Forecast for the day was a high of 72. Few spots in the lot by the time…

Devilish

Solid hike. Views were a bit hazy from the top, and watch out for the poison ivy.

The peak of the Devil

This was the most strenuous hike I have done to date. The views are beautiful. The flowers are in bloom. The sun is relentless. The…

Mt Diablo – Spring

Great but challenging hike.  Started from Juniper Campground on Deer Flat Road.  Left the lot by about 0915 and it was clear and cool.  Great…

Mt Diablo – dual personality!

I 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…

Mt Damn Diablo

We started at 8am out of Mitchell Visitor Center and headed clockwise, as suggested, up the trail.  Good call on the clockwise route!  This would…

Flowery Mount Diablo in Spring

Spring is great. We hiked Mt Diablo in summer in the past and there was a lot of rattlesnakes. So we decided to do it…

Mount Diablo

It was a little foggy today, kept us nice and cool. Fog cleared up when summit, nice clear view to the valley. With all the…

Mount Trifecta

Great hike! Started at Juniper Campgrounds on Juniper trail and hiked to Eagle Peak first. Headed back down to Bald Ridge trail and hiked to…

Mt Diablo with coworkers

The moutain was cloudy around 9am and began to clear up in patches around 11am. Not too many bugs around and the train was in…

Beautiful & Brutal Mount Diablo!

Perfect weather for this hike: not too hot or too cold, sunny and at times quite windy (but that was actually nice). Lots of beautiful…

Mt. Diablo – The Devil’s Hike

I’ve been meaning to hike Mt. Diablo for a long time and thanks to the Six Pack of Peaks NorCal challenge I finally did it.…

Mr. Diablo

Cloudy day with temps in the 55-degree range, great for a tough hike.  From Marsh Creek Road up to Mt. Olympia to North Peak to…

Diablo and Back Again

A beautiful day for a hike. Incredibly vibrant colors still. A couple of small patches of bugs, but not too bad. Poison oak was minimal…

Hiking in a Rain cloud

Nice green, super green hills. Rained about half the time. Took meridian to Prospectors Gap to Bald Trail to Summit. Ricky difficult Trail. Summited through…

Diablo

Hiked across park from Michell Canyon. Hot. Limited shade. Hike already starting to brown, but there was a couple of nice spots.

Diablo’s in the Details

This was the most difficult of the 6 peaks in the challenge because we decided to tackle all 5 summits at Diablo, 16.8 miles and…

Mt. Diablo-oooooh my aching quads!

It was an absolutely spectacular day. The day was completely clear and I could see the Sierras, Mt. Tam, and Mt Shasta (?). Not sure…