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Shell Ridge Vistas

May 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

About this Event

Mount Diablo’s two peaks rise above us as we climb Shell Ridge via a gentle switchback, hike that ridge and the next, then descend and complete our loop via the shady, tranquil Indian Creek trail. The loop includes easy, moderate, and slightly strenuous stretches in approximately equal portions. We’ll climb Shell Ridge itself via a gentle switchback, hike the ridge top for a bit, then descend and complete our loop via the shady, tranquil Indian Creek trail; alternatively, we’ll add the adjacent second ridge to our hike. If we choose the shorter route, we might be finished with our hike by noon.

Be sure to bring plenty of water and 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 8 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).

Land: Walnut Creek Open Space

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 5.3 miles

Elevation change: 873’

Leader: Jean Vieth, Save Mount Diablo Hike Leader

Meet: Entrance to Shell Ridge Open Space at the end of Marshall Drive, adjacent to Indian Valley Elementary School in Walnut Creek.

Directions: From Ygnacio Valley Rd, head east on Homestead Avenue and take the first left onto Marshall Drive. Continue on Marshall till it dead-ends at the Shell Ridge Open Space and park along the road.

(Photo by Seth Adams)


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 dcastro@savemountdiablo.org

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach Denise Castro, Outreach & Education Associate, at dcastro@savemountdiablo.org

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