We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Diablo State Park

96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517-1500
+1 925-837-2525
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Amazing Rock Formations and shapes

Great fun walking through wooded paths with many huge rocks to climb. Great fun for active kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CliveNoble
,
Haifa
Lovely drive but watch for cyclists

We drove up from the south gate and left through the north gate. There's a self-pay ranger station... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
CleopatraBunny
,
Flagstaff, Arizona
Read all 155 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Offers vast views from its summit.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rock city” (19 reviews)
“bay area” (17 reviews)
“walnut creek” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
LOCATION
96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517-1500
CONTACT
Website
+1 925-837-2525
Write a Review
Reviews (155)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fun walking through wooded paths with many huge rocks to climb. Great fun for active kids with nice views when arriving at the top

Thank CliveNoble
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We drove up from the south gate and left through the north gate. There's a self-pay ranger station partway up the paved road ($9 for seniors). You'll average about 15 miles per hour as you wind up to the summit, but it's worth it for...More

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We drove to the top of the mountain but I saw quite a few spots for picnic and camping. The drive is a bit tough. You really need to be confident with your driving skill.

Thank Thao T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Drive to the top for a great view. Long winding road with blind curves and lots of bikes. Be careful and plan extra time. It takes a while to drive up because of the hair pin turns and bikes and pedestrians.

1  Thank trip atkins
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Gotta see rock city. The weather-carved sandstone structures are fun to climb on and in! Also - drive to (or walk to) the peak for unsurpassed views

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We made the trip out to Mount Diablo because we were told it offered some spectacular views from its 3900 foot summit. It was a picturesque drive that was only challenged by the numerous bicyclists (we were there on a Sunday afternoon). From what we...More

Thank WIJourney
Reviewed 25 May 2017

1st time at Mt. Diablo State Park. Hubby, 15yr old daughter & I decided to hike for the exercise. Ranger at gate suggested to start at Rock City. $10 fee to enter per vehicle at this entrance. The drive to this entrance had us thinking...More

4  Thank TheVez5
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Our second time to Mt Diablo, always breathtaking. The drive/ride up the mountain has a lot of curves which seem to go on forever, but it's worth it. Make sure you check out the viewing platform.

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The drive to the top is rewarded with views to the west of the SF/Golden Gate Bridge and the snow capped Sierras to the east

Thank oriole33351
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a wonderful day trip. Lots to look at and stops to adventure as you head to the top. Once there a great little visitor center and time to look at the views!!

Thank Snakewrangler
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
La Veranda Cafe
62 reviews
6.79 km away
Canesa's Brooklyn Heros
32 reviews
6.89 km away
Ed's Mudville Grill
68 reviews
6.75 km away
Moresi's
41 reviews
6.89 km away
Nearby Attractions
Borges Ranch
23 reviews
7.95 km away
Diablo Hills Regional Park
11 reviews
7.91 km away
Shell Ridge Open Space
13 reviews
7.95 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rikki V
24 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Rikki V |
I did go to the website and decided to try here for an answer. Since then spent one night at Juniper site no area to jump in water or fish but a very nice campground and not far to the peak. I will return for more.
1
Vote
RelNan
11 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from aksuresh | Reviewed this property |
If you want to go right up to the summit, you have to get out before 8:30 pm (sunset; from memory, in summer) since they close the gates to that part for the night. But there are camping sites at the lower reaches (which are... More
0
Votes
RelNan
11 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CAManSon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The park opens at 8.am and closes at sun down. "Park Hours Gates open 8:00am and close at sunset. Visitors should plan to be in their vehicles by sunset and headed out to avoid being locked in".
0
Votes