Mt Diablo (6 peaks) – STRENUOUS 16 miles & 4k ft elevation
December 7, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
ALWAYS USE THE LINK OR GPS COORDINATES IN THE DRIVING DIRECTIONS SECTION BELOW. THE MAP ICON/LINK ABOVE IS NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE DUE TO MEETUP SOFTWARE’S LIMITATIONS.
CARPOOL REQUEST COMMENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE GROUP. Please read below on how to carpool.
Distance: 16 miles loop
Hiking Time: 10 hours
Total Elevation Gain/ Loss: 4,600 feet
Shade: Partly shaded, so bring sun protection. Dress in layers. Bring a jacket because it’s going to be cold.
Facilities: Restrooms at the visitor center and at summit
Official Trail Use: No Dogs
FEES: $6 (cash or check only) – https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=517
RECOMMENDED MAP: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/517/files/mtDiabloBrochure.pdf
Carpooling: We will use this link for carpooling. Please sign up here:
Click on the link above or use the following GPS coordinates.
(Most Cars) GPS Degrees Minutes Seconds Format:
(Google Maps) GPS Degrees Decimal Format:
Most street addresses provided are approximate, and may be up to a couple of miles from the hike location. Use GPS coordinates when driving, if possible.
Parking: Parking at the visitor center
Meeting Place: Meet us at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center
Difficult and challenging loop trail primarily on single track with lots of elevation change. Bag 6 peaks in a day (about 10 hours comfortable hiking speed); Mount Olympia, North Peak, Mt. Diablo Summit, Eagle Peak, Twin Peaks, and Mitchell Rock. (taken from https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/6-peaks-loop?ref=sidebar-static-map)
From the visitor center, get on to the Donner Canyon Road (0.6 miles) →
Left on to Hetherington Loop Tr (0.5) →
Left on to Lower Donner Tr(0.3) →
Right on to Wasserman Tr (0.6) →
Left on to Cardinet Oaks Rd (0.1) →
Right on to Olympia Tr (0.8) →
Right on to Mount Olympia Rd (0.6+0.7+0.1) → Mt Olympia
Retrace back to Mt Olympia Rd (0.1) →
Left on to Mt Olympia Rd (0.8) →
Left on to North Peak Rd (0.2) → North Peak
Retrace back to Nort Peak road and keep left (0.5+0.9) →
Right on to Summit Tr (0.2+0.1 ) → Mt Diablo Summit
Break for lunch →
Retrace Back on Summit Trail (0.3) →
Left on to North Peak Tr (0.9) →
Left on to Bald Ridge Tr (1.3) →
Continue on to Eagle Peak Tr (1.2+0.1+0.3) → Eagle Peak
Continue on to Mitchell Rock Tr (1.5) → Mitchel Rock
Coulter Pines Tr (0.4) →
Continue on to Brucelee Rd (0.2) →
Left on to George Cardinet Back Creek Tr (0.4+0.2) →
BREAKS: We will break for lunch at Mt.Diablo Summit for about 30 minutes. We will also take short breaks as needed.