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Hiking Mount Diablo

Seven Popular Hikes

Ten Short, Pleasant Walks in Mount Diablo State Park - by Frank Valle-Riestra Easy but very rewarding walks

Ten Moderate Hikes in Mount Diablo State Park - by Frank Valle-Riestra Some of the mountain's most attractive environments

Ten Demanding Hikes in Mount Diablo State Park - by Frank Valle-Riestra An introduction to the hidden beauty spots on the mountain

Mount Diablo Hiking

Evening Hike by Michael Marchiano

Other Hikes:
Falls Trail Loop

Frank's Favorite Hikes:

Amphitheater Hike (PDF) - by Frank Valle-Riestra
Camel Rock Trail - by Frank Valle-Riestra
China Wall Hike (PDF) - by Frank Valle-Riestra
Oak Knoll Trail Hike (PDF) - by Frank Valle-Riestra
Mary Bowerman Hike (PDF) - by Frank Valle-Riestra 
Springtime on the North Peak Trail (PDF) - by Frank Valle-Riestra
Secret Trail (PDF) - by Frank Valle-Riestra
Black Point Trail - by Frank Valle-Riestra
Bob's Pond Hike - by Frank Valle-Riestra
Globe Lily Trail - by Frank Valle-Riestra 

Three Interpretive Trails:
Mary Bowerman Interpretive Trail
Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Trail
Trail Through Time - a 190 million year geologic journey

Archived Articles:
ON FOCUS - Hiking On Mt. Diablo (from the Mt. Diablo Review - Spring 1999 )

More Information:

Visit the Events Listing for current and upcoming schedule of hikes and nature walks

The current edition "Mount Diablo Trail Map" is available for purchase at the park entrance stations, Summit Visitor Center and Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center in Mt.  Diablo State Park. They are also available at selected retail map distribution stores and on-line at MDIA's Store.
How to Read Trail Signs on Mt. Diablo (from the Mountain News - Summer 1999)


Find out information about the history of many place names and trail names by going to 50 Uncommon Place Names of Mount Diablo (reprinted from Spring 2004 Mount Diablo Review)


To assist in the development and maintenance of hiking trails, individuals can join the Mt. Diablo Volunteer Trail Crew program.
There is also a Trail Adoption Program for groups and organizations.