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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…

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…

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.

Mount Diablo

The weather was very nice, not too hot or cold, we started from Mitchell canyon road, it said it is 7.30 miles to reach the…

Mount Diablo

Hike was beautiful we originally were planning to to just 15 miles but we ended up doing 18 miles, beautiful hike, difenetly recommend,  knee compressions,…

Never ending Mount Diablo

It was a challenging hike. Some parts were very steep. The section after the Mount Diablo camping area was very windy and cold.

NorCal Six-Pack of Peaks – Mt. Diablo

Starting from parking lot of the station. The parking fee payment was an odd one involving putting cash into envelope. That was awkward given the…

Tarantula Trail

The trail starts off flat and shaded through the woods and hillsides where the tarantulas burrow. It was mating season so we were lucky enough…

Mt.Diablo

80°, had to drive to a second location than what all trails app lead to in order to start hike. First hike since the fires,…

Devil Mountain

it was warm with a nice breeze.  Lots of weeds. Didn’t seem maintained for pedestrians

A hot day on Mt Diablo

We arrived at 7:45, 15 min before the gate was set to open- it was already open.  The trail was well maintained, pretty rocky.  Pesky…

Mount Diablo Hike

We hiked Mount Diablo starting at Mitchell Canyon. We arrived at 7:45 and the gates were already open (although they said they’d open at 8a)…

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…

Diablo

Hot AF in late June. No shade cover for the majority of this hike. Picnic tables near the summit.

Mt Diablo Summit

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

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…

Diablo

Very hot day, lots of people.

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…

Mt Diablo

Lovely hike with my best friend, Brender. We saw our first snake after 5 years of hiking!

Diablo

Easier every time

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…

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,…

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,…

My.Diablo super challenge

It took almost 8 hours to finish. And yes I’ll definitely do it again! Views were stunning!

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

Completed this hike with a friend on Feb 15. Took around 6 hours doing the loop.

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…

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…

Devil of a climb

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

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…