Brisk First Hike of 2019 | Mt. Diablo Twin Peaks
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Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center | 96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Begin the New Year with an outing on the rugged north side of Mt. Diablo featuring spectacular views of the main peak and adjacent canyons.
The day will include three parts: hike, trailhead lunch, hike. First, we will hike up to Black Point (4.5 mi., 1200 ft. elev. gain). This will be followed by lunch alongside lovely Mitchell Creek. Then it is off to climb Twin Peaks (4.5 mi., 1200 ft. elev. gain). It is possible to do just the Black Point section (1B) or just the Twin Peaks section (1B). For those only wanting to do Twin Peaks, please gather in front of the Visitor Center at 1:00. Steady relaxed hiking pace. Be prepared for mud and poison oak.
The event is free, but note that park entry fee $6.00 per vehicle (exact change required).
- Cancellation: Any rain cancels
- Location: Mt. Diablo State Park, Mitchell Canyon trailhead
- Directions: rom Oakland take Hwy 24 East, in Walnut Creek take Ygnacio Valley Rd., right on Ygnacio Valley Rd., right on Alberta Way and then immediate left on Pine Hollow Rd., right on Mitchell Canyon Rd. to end of road at Mitchell Canyon Staging Area. Meet in front of Visitor Center.
Free but an RSVP is required.