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…

Mt. Diablo

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

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Devilish

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Mt. Diablo

Reached summit of not just Mt. Diablo, but also Mt. Olympus, North Peak, Eagles Peak, Twin Peaks and Mitchell Rock. Long day. Beautiful green hills.…

Pete’s Mudville

It wasn’t really muddy, except a little near the base as we were setting out.   It was great to summit Diablo, but the best summit…

Mt. Diablo 5-peak Hike

This was a strenuous hike. Instead of hiking straight to the South Peak (visitor center) and back, we chose to conquer 5 peaks (Olympus, North…

Great Hikes Plus One

We hike 5 peaks of Mt Diablo. Beautiful weather & flowers. Lots of poison oak which I must have swiped- big breakout. Challenging but perfect…

Diablo lives up to its name!

I haven’t been back to Mt. Diablo since running a half marathon there in 2014. Didn’t disappoint; relentless hills, endless elevation, just how we like…

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…

Devil Mountain

A tough 18 mile or so hike (via the 5 peak tour: Mt. Olympia, North Peak, Eagle Peak, Twin Peaks and Mt. Diablo). Views were…

The Last Diablo!

Beautiful wildflowers galore! Creeks are flowing flowers blooming the sun was out just all around amazing day to hit the last NorCal peak! Took back…

No Joke

It was a good hike. It was a steep technical hike. I’m super glad it wasn’t raining or it would have been really difficult.

Starting with Diablo

Great day on mount Diablo.  The wind was a little chilly so I was thankful for layers.   There was lots of mud in parts…

Devil of a Hike

weather was perfect. sunny, not to too hot. started about 8:30am, which helped us beat the heat on the exposed parts of the trail. minimal…

Crazy Hike

Crazy Hike…Mitchell Canyon is no joke.

Diablo vs Diablo

Gorgeous day for a hike! Sunny, green, lots of water in the streams. Encountered a few other Sox pack teams on the way – was…

Mount Diablo

Beautiful warm hike to Mount Diablo Summit.

Mount Diablo

Beautiful and warm hike to mount Diablo summit.

Mind Diablo-wing

Lots of wild turkeys at the start. Beautiful weather, nice breeze, not too hot. Met up with some incredible friendly people on the way. Started…

A necessary hike

Have been chomping at the bit, trying to nail my fist peak hike this year. Was scheduled to do this hike Friday with my daughter,…

Hot day on Mt. Diablo

It couldn’t have been more beautiful on March 16th, the day of our Mt. Diablo loop summit hike. Despite unseasonal warm temps, our mini group…

Ice cream with hail

We started at Mitchell Canyon and hiked clockwise to the summit. (though we had planned to go anti-clockwise and realized late that we went the…

Mount Diablo through hail and rain!

Did this hike on 3/10 (end of daylight saving time) with a friend and with a lot of trepidation. This is the longest distance we…

Diablo – Correct Route!

Thought I would return to Diablo and hike the correct trail – I normally hike up the fire trail from the end of Regency Drive…

Oye Vey

We started the hike at high noon on a nice day. Some clouds in the sky and perfectly moderate temps. Overall, the hike took us…

Oy Vey

We hiked in a pair, beginning about noon. The sky was clear, with beautiful fluffy clouds. A bit windy even down in the parking lot.…

Diablo Run

Sorry I missed the snow by a week due to travel, but was blessed with great conditions for our run/hike from Rock City to the…

Strenuous but rewarding!

February 23rd 2019 – our first big hike! Originially, we had planned to go on this hike much earlier, but the weather did not play…

Fun Fact Friday… Mountain Edition

Welcome to the mountain edition of Fun Fact Friday where today’s fact will be about… You guessed it Mount Diablo. Have you ever wondered why…

Diablo

Did the Mitchell Canyon loop going clockwise.  I think I went up the steeper side, since my gps said I had only gone 6 of…