Sycamore Canyon & Knobcone Point Hike

Friday, January 17, 2020

No reservations needed

Photo credit:

Frank Valle-Riestra


Friday, January 17, 2020


10:00 AM


$10 park entrance fee


Jake Van Akkeren



Parking lot at Curry Point trailhead on South Gate Road.


From Curry Point, we will hike to Rock City before descending into leafy Sycamore Canyon. Then we will ascend Black Hawk Ridge for magnificent views of Mt. Diablo and North Peak before making our way to the Knobcone Point area and intriguing Balancing Rock. From there we head back to our trailhead along a ridge with expansive views of Curry Canyon. Allow 6 hours for this 8.5-mile hike with a total elevation gain of about 1600 feet. This hike has a steady relaxed pace with a 30-minute lunch and other rest breaks. Bring layered clothing, hiking shoes, lunch and water. Be prepared for mud and poison oak. Any rain cancels.

Sponsoring organizations: Mount Diablo State Park & Sierra Club

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