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Plein Air Painting Hike

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Save Mount Diablo for a beautiful evening of plein air painting on Curry Canyon Ranch.

Join us for a beautiful evening of plein air painting at Save Mount Diablo’s Curry Canyon Ranch. Keep your eyes out; you might see bobcats and coyotes looking for a snack, plus burrowing owls, quail, and many other feathered friends who are active in the evening.

Restrooms available on site.

What to Bring:

  • Dress in layers
  • Wear shoes you’re comfortable hiking in
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • A blanket (if you’d like to sit on the grass to paint)
  • Painting materials (i.e. canvas, paintbrushes, paint, water cups, etc.) – Save Mount Diablo will also provide watercolors/paintbrushes/postcard painting paper to anyone who would like some
  • A backpack for all your materials

NOTE: We will be driving all the materials up to the painting site.

Heavy rain cancels.

This event is limited to 20 participants.

Land: Save Mount Diablo’s Curry Canyon Ranch

Rating: Easy/Moderate

Distance: TBD

Elevation change:

Leader: Artist Arsenio Baca, Save Mount Diablo Volunteer

Meet: 3500 Curry Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA

GPS Coordinates: 37.866193, -121.881976

Directions: From Ygnacio Valley Road, take a right onto Clayton Road, which becomes Marsh Creek Road. Follow Marsh Creek Road, then take a right onto Morgan Territory Road. Take a final right on Curry Canyon Road and go about 1.7 miles to 3500 Curry Canyon Road.

Note: Google Maps may tell you to make a U-turn once you are on Curry Canyon Road. Please ignore this and keep following the main road, you are going the correct way! Curry Canyon Road will also become a gravel road when you are almost to the property, do not be discouraged, you are still going the correct way! Lastly, there are many Private Property and No Trespassing Signs along the road, do not fret, as long as you stay on the main road you are still going the correct way!

Photo by Frenchy Hendryx


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.


August 24
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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3500 Curry Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517
3500 Curry Canyon Rd
Clayton, CA 94517 United States

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