Summit Hike for Mt. Diablo State Park’s 100th Anniversary
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Mount Diablo – Lower Summit Parking Lot | Summit Rd, Clayton, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Let’s celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mount Diablo State Park together! We’ll be doing a short hike at the summit of Mount Diablo State Park.
Mount Diablo State Park was created in 1921 and was one of the seven parks created before the establishment of the California Park System in 1927. The Park started off as a 680-acre piece and now has over 20,000 acres of land. Some of the 20,000 acres were first acquired by Save Mount Diablo and then transferred to the State Park. Save Mount Diablo also played a huge role in the restoration of the beacon.
Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.
Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the hike to 20 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).
$10 entrance fee to the State Park (exact cash required)
Land: Mount Diablo State Park
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation change: 600’
Leader: Denise Castro, Save Mount Diablo Education & Outreach Associate
Meet: Lower Summit Parking Lot, Mount Diablo State Park
Directions: From Danville, take Southgate Road into Mount Diablo State Park; from Walnut Creek, take Northgate Road into Mount Diablo State Park. Continue up the mountain past the Junction Ranger station 4.5 miles; the lower lot is on the right just before the Summit Museum.