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Mount Diablo State Park

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Address: 96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton, CA 94517
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+1 925-837-2525
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00

Offers vast views from its summit.

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Beautiful place to take in the entire Bay Area

We visited on a very cool and windy Friday morning. The air was clear and crisp. There were not many people on the road with us but we did see many cyclists going up and down... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul C
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a very cool and windy Friday morning. The air was clear and crisp. There were not many people on the road with us but we did see many cyclists going up and down Mt. Diablo during our stay. There are many picnic areas, look outs and places to see the surrounding area. The visitors center at the... More 

1 Thank Paul C
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

if you are looking for a park where you can grill some barbecue, enjoy awesome scenery and walk great trails, this is the park,bring your camera and a good gps because is not easy to find the entrance but you are going to love it..

1 Thank intudamalu
Pittsburg, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I took my family camping at Mount Diablo State Park from the year 2001 to 2004 and we had the best time. I believe we took the high camp in the hills. We went on long walks at night and in the day. You can park at the camp site with a trailer or just by car. There are showers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

You can drive to the top of the mountain!! Along the way you can pull off and look at the stunning views!! At the top, 3849 feet, what a view. Amazing

1 Thank Scoonie74
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Spent the day hiking the 12.4 mile summit loop from Mitchell Canyon. Amazing terrain, beautiful views, etc. and all so close to the city! A few notes - the trail up the Mitchell Canyon side is mostly on a fire road, so easy footing. The North Ridge - Back Creek sequence, not so much; loose stones mean you have to... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

That is absolutely fantastic and must see view! The road can be difficult and pay attention for bikers. Summer is high fire danger, be careful.

Thank Olga K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The lookout at the top has a 360degree view of the area. Bring binoculars and you can see San Fran and other places. Also, check to see what times the little museum is open, it has some historical and natural information. Also the "peak" of the rock is inside the building. There is a parking lot right next to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Most people go north of SF to see Mt Tam. That's lovely, but if you want to learn a bit of history AND have an amazing hike, I recommend a stop at Mt Diablo. It's also much easier to get to if you are coming down from Tahoe or Yosemite. And if you are a biker (mountain or road), this... More 

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Stockton, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I just wanted to escape the noise of Bay Area city life by camping on serene Mt.Diablo. 30 dollars for a tent site seemed steep, but I figured the peace and quiet was worth it. After picking a site at the Junction Campground, setting up my tent, setting the table, a Ranger appeared with his noise weedwacker. I stuck it... More 

1 Thank Hudwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Once you get to the top there is a visitors center from which you see the magnificent views, learn the history, and enjoy this breath taking panorama of the Diablo Valley.

Thank Richard D

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