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One-on-One with El Diablo

My first SOLO summit of Mt. Diablo (elevation 3849) today. Hiked from the base to reach Diablo’s peak, marked by this tower with a museum…

Mt. Diablo Clayton side – figure 8

Great day in January!!! We started clockwise and intended to stay left to the summit.  We inadvertently crossed over to the fire trail and took…

Devil of a Wind

The wind was moderate-to-strong for most of the hike and almost knocked us over during our very brief time up on the tower.  The expansive…

Sore today!

This hike was way more challenging than I was expecting!  Stunning views. I went Mitchell Canyon to Oak Road to Coulter Pine Trail, Bruce Lee…

Diabolic Diablo + 4 peaks

Mt. Diablo 15.2 mile hike via Twin Peaks, Eagle Peak, and North Peak.Trail conditions were very good, but muddy in places — especially in lower…

Diablo 6 Peak loop

Good hike in cool weather. No view at the top due to clouds and light rain. Quite muddy in some areas. I was glad to…

Diablo Madness

The vertical climb of this peak is brutal but so beautiful. There were a few times that I thought I might have been hit by…

The Peak

I joined the group to hike Mt. Diablo for 2 reasons, I want to experience to hike with a big group and I am not…

Mt. Diablo

It was 32 degrees when we headed out at about 8:30 AM.  Never really warmed up.  Hiked in warm clothing layers.  Never got down to…

Diablo el Fuego

I picked Mt. Diablo for my first peak in the challenge because I know how hot the area and dry the area can be in…

Christmas Eve with Diablooooooo

Cold, windy, and muddy. Hiked this after we got some downpour so it made the first mile challenging. After that I had to fend off…

Mt. Diablo via Summit Trail

Snowed a few days before we did the hike, trail muddy at lower areas for a bit but overall it was fine.  We were above…

Mount Diablo

Cold day to come up. Some parts were not bad, some parts were windy and covered in ice. It’s definitely better be cold than hot…

Mount Diablo (The Final One)

One of the most difficult and rewarding east bay hikes I’ve been on. As others say, go clockwise. Your hard work will pay off with…

Diablo Day Hike

A beautiful day for a hike. The trail was a bit muddy in some areas due to recent rains and a bit of snow at…

Mount Diablo – Final Peak!

Long and intense hike! Beautiful views at the peak and well worth the trip! Finished the 2021 challenge!

Double Down Diablo

Five and a half hours of moving time. Completed this trail clockwise which meant that I went up the steeper side and descended the wider…

Mount Diablo Summit

Got up early to the parking lot (~8am when it first opened) to make sure we finished before it got dark.  Parking is $6 cash…

Mount Diablo

Great hike! Trail was pretty wide and there were some portions with loose gravel. Gorgeous fall/winter day! We were able to see other peaks in…

Wind

Was so windy at the top we ate in the lookout tower for protection.

Diablo Afternoon

Probably my favorite hike of the NorCal Six-Pack!  Though Mount Tam had some beautiful views also; Diablo was a great challenge pretty much the whole…

Mt. Diablo mayhem

Mt. Diablo was beautiful! Water was in the creek, ferns were just starting to grow, and the dew on the new grass was so pretty.…

Perfect autumn day on Mt Diablo

Perfect weather! High in the low 60s, with some scenic fog and clouds, which made for some nice photography. Quiet on the mountain, but the…

Diablo – final hike of challenge

After a 4 month hiatus from hiking we jumped right back in with a pretty difficult hike.  We did all three peaks Eagle, twin and…

Bagged 4 peaks in 1

Absolutely stunning autumn hike with perfect hiking weather. Surprised there were very few people on the trail on a Sunday. Beautiful diverse trail loop and…

Mt. Diablo – Devils Death Slide

Took Juniper up and around the hill.  We spotted a trail to go up to the peake.. didn’t realize it was Devils Death Slide.  Once…

Diablo 6 Peaks to Finish 6 Pack

6 Peaks route of Mt Diablo – going clockwise Mt Olympia, North Peak, Diablo Summit, Eagle Peak, Twin Peaks, Mitchell Rock. Long flat treeless portion…

Such great history

The trail was great. It was a little challenging to follow at first but once we got on the right path it was perfect.

Mt. Diablo. Not Mt. Diablo.

While we didn’t exactly see the top of Mt Diablo, we did find some beautiful elevation at Eagle Peak nearby. We reached this spot by…

The Mt Diablo Challenge!

Diablo is best hiked on a cool day and we fortunately picked a perfect weather day. It is a long hike with lots of elevation…

We did the Summit, not the thicket

After leaving home in the dark, we got a pretty early start to be sure we’d have plenty of time.  Having done this hike before…

Conquered Mt Diablo Aka Mt Devil

Even though the signs say 8pm, the gate opened at 7am at the Mitchell Canyon Parking Lot. Make sure you have $6 to put in…

Summiting Mt. Diablo

It was a perfect sunny day for a hike.  We started at the visitor center parking lot at Mitchell Canyon.  We took the trail to…

Mt Diablo

Today was a great day to hike Mt Diablo. We followed the advice from the blog and brought hiking poles – very useful as a…

Ashley & Kim demolish Diablo

Trail was in fine condition, but definitely not well marked. All the trails are consistently longer than listed 😂 no tarantulas!!

Diablo!

Got a late start (9 AM) today. Still, it was foggy much of the way up. Couldn’t actually see the summit until I was almost…

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…

Rock and Root Crew

The instructions provided on Social Hiker was great.  Our group followed it to the tea.  Total miles for the day was 14+.  It was a…

Rock and Root Hikers

It was a very hot hike.  Luckily we did the hike in reverse order so that by the time it got hot during the day,…

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…

Devil’s in the details

I named this hike “devil’s in the details” because each map I looked up had different trails. Taking a picture of the map at the…

Mount Diablo Grand Loop Trail

Completed 3rd hike of Six Peaks Challenge at Mount Diablo with my friend Richard. We followed the grand loop. Beautiful views throughout the hike. We…

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…

2021 Mount Diablo

Weather was perfect, we made sure to avoid the hot day.  Half way we were above the clouds, felt like we were hiking on 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

Mt 👿

This was was a bit tough for me

Mount Diablo

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

Mt Diablo

Awesome hike, perfect time for wildflowers!

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.…

Diablo North Peak and Summit

First Mt Diablo summit of 2021, but not the last. There were many Bay Area peak challenges last year, including Coastal Trails Diablo 6 peaks.…

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…

Always check your license plate…

This is maybe my favorite hike in the Bay Area. Love the view, love the topography, it’s a challenging hike. On top of that, the…

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…

Mt D!!!

This is a great hike especially in early spring.

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…

Well Worth the Effort!

Took longer than expected, close to 10 hrs, round trip, at a leisurely pace. My hiking partner had a tough time of it and bailed…