North Peak Hike

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Hike is cancelled per guidance of the California Department of Public Health on measures to help reduce the rate of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Photo credit:

Stephen Smith


Sunday, April 26, 2020


9:15 AM




Jake Van Akkeren



Meet at the unnamed trailhead on right hand side of Morgan Territory Road, immediately after the junction with Marsh Creek Road (look for a large blue building on the right and park in dirt lot on the right).


From the staging area on the morning side of the mountain on Morgan Territory Rd., we will climb very steeply on a seldom used and sometimes overgrown trail to the summit of North Peak (elev. 3557). From there we will descend to Mt. Olympia (elev. 2946) before looping back to our trailhead. Both summits command stunning views of much of Mt. Diablo State Park and also of the Great Central Valley and beyond to the Sierra Nevada. Spring wildflowers should be abundant. Allow 7 hours for this 10 mile hike with about 3200 ft. total elevation gain (most of the climbing occurs during the first three miles). This hike has a steady relaxed pace with a 30 minute lunch and several rest breaks. Be prepared for mud, ticks and poison oak. There is no restroom at the trailhead. Any rain cancels.

Sponsored by Mount Diablo State Park and the Sierra Club.

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