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All Discover Diablo hikes are subject to, and will honor, all applicable COVID-19–related restrictions in place for our area.
About this Event
Spring is a wonderful time to hike this loop on the lower slopes of Mount Diablo’s southwestern side. Our route, which includes portions of Stage Rd, Barbecue Terrace and Wall Pt Rd, takes us through big skies and open grasslands, woodland, and along a wide rocky vein with magnificent valley views. Bring plenty of water and sun protection, since about half the hike lacks shade.
Be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots and hiking poles are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.
Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the hike to 8 participants. All participants must bring a mask and stay 6ft apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the hike.
Participants will also be required to accept our COVID-19 Protocol (available during registration).
Entrance fee per car: $5 seniors, $6 others — exact cash required.
Land: Mount Diablo State Park
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation change: 953′
Leader: Jean Vieth, Save Mount Diablo Volunteer Hike Leader
Meet: Macedo Ranch Staging Area
Directions: From Concord or Orinda, take I-680 S to exit 42A onto Stone Valley Rd E; turn right onto Stone Valley Rd and continue for 3 miles; turn left onto Green Valley Rd and continue for 1.2 miles — the staging area is at 3756 Green Valley Rd. From south of Alamo, take I-680 N to exit 39 onto Diablo Rd; turn right onto Diablo Rd. and continue for .7 miles, then turn right to stay on Diablo Rd; continue for .6 miles and turn left onto Green Valley Rd; continue for 1.9 miles to the staging area.