Mount Diablo State Park was created in 1921 and was one of the seven parks created before the establishment of the California Park System in 1927. The Park started off as a 680-acre piece and now has over 20,000 acres of land. Some of the 20,000 acres were first acquired by Save Mount Diablo and then transferred to the State Park. Save Mount Diablo also played a huge role in the restoration of the beacon.
Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.
Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the hike to 20 participants. All participants must bring a mask and stay 6ft apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the hike.
Participants will also be required to accept our COVID-19 Protocol (available during registration).
$10 entrance fee to the State Park (exact cash required)
Land: Mount Diablo State Park
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation change: 600’
Leader: Denise Castro, Save Mount Diablo Education & Outreach Associate
Meet: Lower Summit Parking Lot, Mount Diablo State Park
Directions: From Danville, take Southgate Road into Mount Diablo State Park; from Walnut Creek, take Northgate Road into Mount Diablo State Park. Continue up the mountain past the Junction Ranger station 4.5 miles; the lower lot is on the right just before the Summit Museum.
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 12AM. 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 contact Denise Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach Denise Castro, Outreach & Education Associate, at email@example.com