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Castles & Peregrine Falcons

April 13, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

All Discover Diablo hikes are subject to, and will honor, all applicable COVID-19–related restrictions in place for our area.

Walk along beautiful Pine Creek and marvel at the magnificent rock formations and wildflowers. Bring binoculars to look for soaring peregrines. There are four creek crossings where hiking poles are very helpful if wet conditions.

Be sure to bring a mask, plenty of water, a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.

Restrooms available at parking lot.

Participants will be required to accept our COVID-19 Protocol (available during registration).

This event is limited to 20 participants.

Land: East Bay Regional Park District

Rating: Easy/Moderate

Distance: 3 miles

Elevation Change: TBD

Leader: Jennifer Russell, Save Mount Diablo Hike Leader

Meet:  Orchard Staging Area Parking Lot in the Diablo Foothills Regional Park

1033 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

GPS Coordinates: 37.8958573831048, -121.99638425652071

Directions: Take Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Walnut Creek, right on Walnut Blvd., right on Castle Rock Road to parking area.

(Photo by Sean Burke)


When does registration open for this event?

Each Discover Diablo event opens up for registration exactly 2 months before the day of the event at 10AM. All events are first come, first serve.

 Are dogs allowed on Discover Diablo hikes?

No. Some Discover Diablo hikes take place on land owned by other organizations (such as Mount Diablo State Park & East Bay Regional Park lands) and many of the trails on these properties have a strict no-dog policy. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. On the hike day, we will have a roster with your registration information on it. Please make sure to check in with the hike leader.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. If you would like to change anything, please reach out to discoverdiablo@savemountdiablo.org.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us at discoverdiablo@savemountdiablo.org.



April 13, 2023
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:


Orchard Staging Area
Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States

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