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Mt Diablo

Solid 10 miles, loved the views, started early but coming down was full heat and pretty exposed. They have all the water turned off. Thankfully,…

Mount Diablo : The tough one!

This was one of the toughest hikes I have done so far. We started a little late from our planned start, and it was pretty…

Mount Diablo is no Joke!

Seriously fun, hot and challenging hike yesterday with amazing hikers and friends working on the Northern California Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. 14 plus miles (depending…

Hot hike to Mt Diablo summit

Hot hike up to the Mt Diablo summit. I took the Mt Diablo/Mitchell Canyon loop trail (13 miles total). A steep climb up to the…

diablo

bring plenty of water and refill where you can. trail is mostly well-maintained, and the only frustrations I had were in following the text directions…

Defeated Diablo

Great weather- warm but not too hot. Only saw a total  of 3 hikers round trip- nice and quiet. Take your trekking poles- I forgot…

Hardest Hike Ever!

I summited Mt. Diablo yesterday! It was much hotter than I thought it would be. I did the AllTrails version counterclockwise as several commenters suggested.…

Diablo hike of determination

This hike was tough. We chose the clockwise route on the summit loop from Mitchell canyon to make the descent a bit easier. My partner…

Mt Diablo

This was a beautiful and challenging hike. We started when the gates opened (at 8am), pit stop at the nice clean bathrooms in the parking…

Mt. Diablo

The last mile was the longest mile ever!

Mt. Diablo

The hike to the summit was tougher than expected.  Definitely glad we made it before the weather starts heating up. This would have been a…

Hiking Solo to Mt Diablo Summit

Last time when I hiked up Mt. Diablo it was from the Mitchel Canyon Visitor center. It was an unforgettable group hike because of the…

Walking up above the clouds

Lovely day with my sis. We ended up going counter-clockwise from Mitchell Canyon Road which made for fewer people but less spectacular views from the…

Mount Diablo

Our hike started with cool weather which was perfect.  We started at the Mitchell Canyon staging area. Our group climbed up 7.5 miles on the…

Succumbing to Diablo Mt.

Finally got a chance to reach the Mt. Diablo Summit by foot over bike this trip.  Our crew all wished we had bikes upon reaching…

Mount Diablo in baking heat

Clear weather, cool at start, but boiling hot on descent. We chose the steeper, shorter way up and the flatter longer route (via Juniper camp),…

Mt Diablo

We ended up taking Mitchell Rock Trail and Eagle Peak Trail into Bald Ridge Trail, which was pretty, but difficult. It took us about 4…

Mt Diablo

We started at Mitchell Canyon and ended up taking Mitchell Rock Tr–> Eagle Peak Tr–> Bald Ridge Tr, which was a little over 7 miles.…

Mt Diablo the cheapest way

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. …

Mount Diablo

We decided to hike this using the park rangers guide.   We went up the coulter pine trail and came down via the Mitchell Canyon…

Mt. Diablo

My group took the suggested route / map offered by the ranger: Summit via Back Creek and Mitchell canyon. It was difficult going up and…

Redemption with the Devil

What can I say? The first time I hiked Mount Diablo was in the middle of summer with barely any water and I physically was…

Mt Diablo

Beautiful day with beautiful friends

Mount Diablo

Great day weather wise. Trail a lot tougher than expected…excellent challenge!

Hike #2 Mount Diablo

Beautiful weather. Be careful of the loose gravel on steep declines. Bring trekking poles and plenty of water.

Montaña del Diablo

Great Hike. Our group took the shorter hike starting from Rock City.  Lots of wildflowers out.

Mt. Diablo

Best day ever! No wind at the top and the weather was great!

Diablo

Flowers and Water =) Beautiful hike. But the hardest in the NorCal series (at least in my opinion)

Wildflowers Everwhere!

The weather was beautiful yesterday. The blooming wildflowers made for a gorgeous hike. We also encountered a flock of turkeys at the start and end…

Tuyshtak

Hiking Tuyshtak in the Summer Issa death sentence when you don’t get an early start and don’t have enough water with you. In fact, I…

Tuyshtak

Hiking Tuyshtak in the Summer Issa death sentence when you don’t get an early start and don’t have enough water with you. In fact, I…

Mt Diablo Summit

Beautiful day, great weather with lots of spring blooms.

Dominating Diablo

Great weather , tons of wildflowers! Poppies poppies everywhere . A long hike that we rewarded ourselves with frozen yogurt  

Mt Diablo Summit

Beautiful day, great weather with lots of spring blooms.

Mt Diablo 2021 Edition

One of my favorite trips up the mountain, did both north and south peaks! At the end, turkeys were drinking out of a horse trough.…

Devilish Diablo

Trail was rocky and steep, as it always is on Mt. Diablo. Nonetheless, 3 of us 6-packers and another friend forged along. Wildflowers were spectacular…

Mt. Diablo Wildflowers

Great weather to hike Mt. Diablo! Lots of turkey sitings and absolutely gorgeous wild flowers! Had to take breaks a few times on the last…

Mt Diablo

Beautiful hike with amazing views at the summit. Wear a hat as there is barely any shade on this hike. We found a lot of…

Taking It All In on Mt. Diablo

Absolutely stunning day in the Bay Area! Based on weather reports, we thought the wind chill factor would require lots of layers, but the route…

On The Rocks vs Diablo

This peak was no match for team On The Rocks – Mount Diablo is sporting a beautiful array of wildflowers this year. Timing is everything,…

Spiral around Mt. Diablo

Super windy day, especially at the overlook where we started.  Route spiraled around and up, so we had views on all sides and were out…

Mt. Diablo – #2

This is a very long and, at times, rather hot hike. Good cover for the most part though. The trail was VERY crowded today and…

Diablo the Hot Devil

Solo hiked this peak. Felt wonderful in the morning but the climb up was hotttttttt direct sunlight. The trail was gorgeous and blooming. Views of…

Mt Diablo

Beautiful hike. Went clockwise from Mitchell Canyon Parking lot, so that was a challenge to cover the steep parts first. Pretty windy up top but…

Mt Diablo –

Didn’t get started until about noon. Hiked up Mitchell Canyon fire road to Deer Flat then continued to summit via Juniper Campground. Returned via single…

My. Diablo

Took the Summit Trail. Sections had loose gravel which made it a bit slick at times. Trail is fully exposed, so either opt for a…

Mt. Diablo-3rd Peak!

We hit 2 other peaks along the way. Tough hike but well worth it. It was a clear day and could see the whole Valley…

Mount Diablo

Windy and sunny. Many many hikers and twice as many cyclists.

The Devil Mountain

A perfect day to hike Mt. Diablo. It was partly sunny and cool. The trees were blossoming and plenty of wild flowers around. Most importantly…

The Squad Climbs Mount Diablo!

On an overcast but still beautiful day, we made our way to Mount Diablo, hiking through the crisp, fresh air. We enjoyed the changes in…

First peak done!

Whew! First peak done. It was harder than expected, but I think the time change had something to do with it–I was tired. Amazing views,…

Painful Mt. Diablo hike

Started at the Mitchell Canyon parking lot. I did the hike counterclockwise and boy was I glad I did. The first 5 miles or so…

Up above the clouds

I set out from Curry Point.   Arrived by 930am since I got a late start and there was no issue with parking.  It was COLD…

The Big D (Mountain)

Best hike this year. The gate at the trailhead didn’t open until 7am, so we had to park a 1/2 mile out and walk in.…

Day on Diablo

Gorgeous, cool day to be on the mountain. Great views of the Sierras. Took suggested route up past Twin Peaks and Eagle Peak, down along…

The Diablo is in the Details

We did a version of this trail (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mitchell-creek-to-diablo-summit) but added on North Peak (by accident) whoops, and the Mount Diablo summit. Beware that if you…

Emerald Green Hills

Stillness, with a few growls of shrubs and hidden caves.  Green scenery as if we were in Ireland. Flowers blooming. People passing by saying, a…

30k hike to Mt. Diablo

Beautiful, crisp clear day, started at 7am and ended early afternoon! Perfect day to see a view of the Bar Area at the top of…

Lori and Lisa Trek Mount Diablo

Trail conditions on the way up to the summit were great.  On the way down, the trails were very narrow and slippery.

Rockin up the Summit!

Gorgeous weather for this hike – cool and breezy! There is not a lot of shade during the hike so having cool weather and starting…

Cold Day in Diablo

Very chilly start, low 40’s around 8am and very chilly at the top, also in the 40’s and windy around 10:30am. Day was very sunny,…

Danced with the Diablo!

When I say there were obstacles on the trail, they were great, lots of rocks and roots, made the single track fun but challenging to…

Speak of the Devil…

A beautiful hike on a beautiful day! At first we thought we might be hiking Bob Seger style, aka “Against the Wind”, but other than…

Mout Diablo – Long Over Due

Mount Diablo was quite windy this day!  I had shorts on but also multiple layers of shirts.  I had talked about this hike for a…

Mt. Diablo

Going on a weekday was great, hardly anyone there.  It was a bit cold at times but a great time was had by all!

Devil’s mountain

We started at 830AM from rock city.  The beginning of the trail was muddy due to recent rains.  Great views and 3 bathrooms along the…

Diablo

Some mud at beginning due to recent rains but then excellent trail to the top.  We could see the snow capped Sierra Mountains from the…

Mount Diablo with Wifey

It rained the night before but the trail was dry. It was over cast and the temp was a little cool. We had really great…

Mom & son hike to Mt Diablo

Originally made plans to hike Mt Tamalpais with my son and due to the light rains the week before our planned hike, decided to go…

Mt. Diablo Superbowl Dash

Started hike at 9am.  Initially it was going to be just a 3 hour hike.  But after going 2 hours and seeing how close the…

I think I overdid it on Diablo

This was a hard hike for me and I got it in my head that I needed a telephoto lens and I really didn’t need…

El Diablo

Steep incline towards toward the summit. Beacon was cold & windy. Views of the entire bay area.

Great Diablo

Perfect winter weather. Challenging incline to summit but worth each and every step. Views are amazing!

Conquering Mt. Diablo!

It was 10:20 Sunday when we arrived at the parking lot. Only 1 parking spot left. The trailhead was 20 feet away on the right.…

Mt Diablo

Tough incline with 3800ft elevation gain. Summit was windy but the views were worth it!!

Mount Diablo

Hiked 5.6 miles round trip. Parked in Junction Picnic area. It started off cool which was great since it’s all up hill. Had lunch at…

Eagle Peak and Diablo Summit

We arrived at the parking lot around 8am on a fresh Sunday morning. The weather forecast was for rain late morning and it was overcast.…

Windy Mount Diablo

I did the Mitchell Canyon loop in a clockwise direction as it was windy. Luckily, the winds were mostly behind my back. On the summit,…

Blown Away Almost

It was a very windy day all over the Bay Area. Lots of warnings about driving on the bridges, and trees down across roads. On…

Unexpected Diablo

Wow, I wrote a long hike review which somehow didn’t post. Rather than re-write it, will just say you never know when a good day…

Mount Diablo

Hiked this solo. Summit was totally socked in with fog, but the mountain is greening up again.

Summer in January – Mt Diablo

Decided to try a new trailhead for this hike – parked at Macedo Ranch and hiked up Wall Point Rd to the Summit trail. Beautiful…

Summit We Did!

Summit was the key word of our hike this year.  As an alternative to last year’s route from Mitchell Canyon we parked at Macedo Ranch…

Devil Mountain (Mt Diablo)

This was my first hike in awhile. The first mile was up and down in elevation. After that it was mostly up hill till we…

Mount Diablo Loop

Great hike, first 3 miles or so fairly flat then you start a gradual climb.  About 4 miles in there are two 60 yard up…

Mount Diablo

My 1st Six Pack of Peaks peak of the year!  I usually put this one off so I decided to start here this year!  Great…

Devils in the Details

What a hike! The first 1.7 miles was great… then, a trail that was pretty brutal. All uphill. The other review was right – if…

The Beginning.

This was my first hike after the holidays. Felt heavy. Been to Mt. Diablo twice already. This is a challenging hike. Coming down is easy…

First Summit in the Bag

It was nice to be out in the crisp air on the first day of 2021. Mask on and hike on. Beautiful relaxing 13.1 mile…

Diablo to start the year

Had to work earlier in the day, so got a start in the mid afternoon coming up from a friend’s house in Blackhawk. From there…

Mt Diablo

Great hike! Slight haze. Otherwise clear and cold. Not too many hikers.

6 Peaks including Diablo

Parked on Regency Drive – I highly recommend that. Caught the loop and went clockwise. I would not do it counter-clockwise as I prefer to…

Mount Diablo

Good thing I didn’t do this during summer time. It would’ve been too hot with no shade!

I Defeated the Devil! ???? ???? ????

Wow! What a day! My hiking partner, Wes, and I were supposed to meet up to conquer Mt. Diablo together this morning. However, somehow entering…

Number 5 of 6 Veterans day

Trail has minor trees in the way but doable. Lovely view above the clouds with my friend Crystal on Veterans day!

Mt Diablo

Fun hike with my Andy and Mike. Beautiful fall colors, great views.

Mount Diablo

Great day with Sabine and Andy, 13.9 miles, 3950 foot elevation gain. 6:11 moving time.