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Mount Diablo State Park

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Address: 96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton, CA 94517
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Offers vast views from its summit.

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This is the eastbay?

Done the drive to the summit on a weekend versus the hike and it was great! Many historical markers to be found, especially at the summit explaining how significant this Mt... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fairfield, California
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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Done the drive to the summit on a weekend versus the hike and it was great! Many historical markers to be found, especially at the summit explaining how significant this Mt. really played. Just be aware of the cyclists to share the road and probably more so on a weekend.

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Clayton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived only a few hundred yards from the park, we feel like we are miles from civilization almost daily as we walk the trails. The waterfalls in the spring are fantastic, the hawksm falcons, eagles are magnificent, the air is crisp and clean, and would live no where else

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful State Park about an hour outside San Francisco. The summit of Mount Diablo offers amazing views of the whole valley around it. Trails are well marked, with some more challenging than others.

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Thank Ruth R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This park is ideal for hiking, getting with the car of bicycle (some experience and a good bike is mandatory) to the top, and camping. Many stoves present for doing family BBQ. And of course the most amazing views from Sierra Nevada to the SF Bay and beyond. We loved the nature, and will definitely get back

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We visited on a very cool and windy Friday morning. The air was clear and crisp. There were not many people on the road with us but we did see many cyclists going up and down Mt. Diablo during our stay. There are many picnic areas, look outs and places to see the surrounding area. The visitors center at the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

if you are looking for a park where you can grill some barbecue, enjoy awesome scenery and walk great trails, this is the park,bring your camera and a good gps because is not easy to find the entrance but you are going to love it..

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Pittsburg, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I took my family camping at Mount Diablo State Park from the year 2001 to 2004 and we had the best time. I believe we took the high camp in the hills. We went on long walks at night and in the day. You can park at the camp site with a trailer or just by car. There are showers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

You can drive to the top of the mountain!! Along the way you can pull off and look at the stunning views!! At the top, 3849 feet, what a view. Amazing

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Spent the day hiking the 12.4 mile summit loop from Mitchell Canyon. Amazing terrain, beautiful views, etc. and all so close to the city! A few notes - the trail up the Mitchell Canyon side is mostly on a fire road, so easy footing. The North Ridge - Back Creek sequence, not so much; loose stones mean you have to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

That is absolutely fantastic and must see view! The road can be difficult and pay attention for bikers. Summer is high fire danger, be careful.

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