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Arachnophobia or How I learned to Love Tarantulas

From September 21, 2013 4:30 pm until September 21, 2013 7:30 pm Save to calendar

At Mitchell Canyon Visitors Center and Trailhead Mount Diablo State Park 96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton, CA 94517, USA

Categories: Hiking


Organization: Mount Diablo Interpretive Association

Meet: Mitchell Canyon Picnic Area

Fee: $6.00 parking

Description:  Come and learn about Mt Diablo’s Gentle Giants, The California Tarantula. These often maligned and feared spiders are completely harmless to man. Learn about why we only see them in the fall, where they live, what they eat, how they survive. Take a moderate slow hike of less than three miles (approximately two hours) looking for tarantulas and their burrows. You will also be introduced to some of the other flora and fauna of Mt. Diablo State Park. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, a snack if needed, dress for the weather…Cameras and binoculars are always nice extras.

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