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Mount Diablo State Park

96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517-1500
+1 925-837-2525
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Scenic drive and panorama views

Long twisty drive to and from the summit. Allow extra time as the narrow roads make passing the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tony D
via mobile
Great Views and Great Staff

The views from the top of Mount Diablo are breath-taking being able to see San Francisco the sea... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Chris B
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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“walnut creek”(8 reviews)
“blind curves”(5 reviews)
“south gate”(4 reviews)
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Offers vast views from its summit.
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96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517-1500
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+1 925-837-2525
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"walnut creek"
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"blind curves"
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"south gate"
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"overnight camping"
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"natural scenery"
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"tough hike"
in 2 reviews
"visitor center"
in 9 reviews
"observation deck"
in 5 reviews
"the entire bay area"
in 3 reviews
"clear days"
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"lovely drive"
in 2 reviews
"per vehicle"
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"day trip"
in 8 reviews
"great hiking"
in 4 reviews
"sierra nevada"
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"inside the building"
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"central valley"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Long twisty drive to and from the summit. Allow extra time as the narrow roads make passing the bicycle riders hazardous around blind corners. Once at the summit there is an small visitors center, and great view.

Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The views from the top of Mount Diablo are breath-taking being able to see San Francisco the sea one way and the snow capped mountains the other way it was just spectacular. The staff at the gift shop and the rangers were all incredibly friendly...More

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Mt. Diablo is accessible from Danville and Walnut Creek $10 to drive your car in and is great for very experienced cyclists. Do Not attempt if you are an amateur, too many cars, hills and small roads. they also offer overnight camping. There is an...More

6  Thank Rosanne925
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We drove to the top. It is much, much colder at the summit of the mountain. You gain about 3,500 feet from street to top. We had to purchase sweatshirts in the gift shop as we were freezing. We took a hike when we were...More

1  Thank Cindy T
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Lots, and lots of hiking/biking trails. The tower/museum at the top is a must. It's best if you go on a clear day. The day we went was fairly clear except for a little haze and a layer of fog sitting over the bay. The...More

1  Thank ChilMili
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I come from a part of the USA where the highest thing is a river levee so maybe I am just easily impressed. But the day I drove up to the summit, the air was clear and chilled. The view was stunning. I could see...More

1  Thank Denise P
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

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

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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

1  Thank CleopatraBunny
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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.

1  Thank Thao T
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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
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Pinger2474
29 October 2017|
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Response from CliveNoble | Reviewed this property |
We just climbed the big stone boulders which i'm sure she would be able to do. We saw other kids her age doing them. Hope that helps.
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Rikki V
24 June 2017|
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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.
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