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Mt. Diablo

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

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mt Diablo

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

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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

Very hot day, lots of people.

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…

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…