Join us for a meander around the base of Mount Diablo to explore the medicinal plants growing along the trails at Mitchell Canyon. We will talk about the modern-day uses of the plants we see and discover some of the diversity that this abundant ecosystem holds. The walk will begin in the native plant garden at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center, where we will start our journey into the world of local medicinal herbs and their wonder/magic.
***There will be a $6 park entrance fee (exact change; iron ranger/no attendant)
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: Mount Diablo State Park
Distance: 2 miles
Elevation change: 200’
Leader: Anna Marie Beauchemin, Herbalist and Educator, East Bay Herbals
Meet: Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center parking area, Clayton, CA
GPS Coordinates: 37.921228898460264, -121.94085040449127
Directions: From I-680, head east on Ygnacio Valley Road for 7.5 miles, then turn right on Clayton Road. Continue on Clayton Road, take a right on Mitchell Canyon Road, and follow it to the end.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact us at email@example.com.