Oak Hill Lane

Acreage 40 acres 
Watershed Marsh Creek 
Vegetation habitats Oak woodland with blue oak (Quercus douglasii), gray pine (Pinus sabiniana), California bay (Umbellularia californica), and a locally rare combination of California juniper (Juniperus californica) and narrowleaf goldenbush (Ericameria linearifolia); and two small sections of chaparral covered with chamise.
Ownership Protected since 2010 by Save Mount Diablo 


Oak Hill Lane is located on a road of the same name, a private road off Morgan Territory Road. The property is at the top of a large blue-oak wooded knoll, on what used to be the actual slopes of North Peak—before Perkins Creek cut a fracture and divided the two areas.

Oak Hill Lane AerialFrom the northern slope of Mount Diablo’s North Peak, Oak Hill climbs from 960 to 1,240 feet in elevation, allowing for forty acres of spectacular views in all directions.

Oak Hill is close to the Wright Canyon and Viera-North Peak properties and, when fully restored, will improve wildlife movement in the Marsh Creek-Morgan Territory area. Located near Mount Diablo State Park, Oak Hill Lane fills a critical gap area between protected lands.

Oak Hill Lane supports grassland, chaparral, blue and live oak woodlands, riparian vegetation, and the unique blue oak/narrowleaf goldenbush–California juniper association (which is locally rare).

Oak Hill Lane Map

Oak Hill Lane harbors a high degree of biodiversity, including many rare species such as the Mount Diablo fairy lantern (Calochortus pulchellus), and has habitat for Mount Diablo sunflower (Helianthella castanea), threatened Alameda whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis), threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), and Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii), a California Species of Special Concern.

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