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Mount Diablo State Park

  • Things to do
  • East Bay
  • price 3 of 4
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Overview of Mount Diablo Park on a warm summer day
Photograph: Yelp/Candice G.

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Offering a bird's-eye view of 38 Californian counties on a clear day, Mount Diablo is perched 3,849 feet above sea level—therefore making it the highest peak in all the Bay Area. In fact, all fifty-six reservable campgrounds sit at least 1,500-feet above sea level; the primitive campsites at Juniper Tree Camp boast the highest camping elevations at over 2,900-feet. The State Park is well-known for fantastic hiking and waterfall viewing opportunities along Donner Creek Trail Loop, as well as treating park-goers to distant views of Yosemite's Half Dome.  And, for the adrenaline junkies among us, bouldering walls can be found at Boy Scout Rocks and Pine Canyon areas. (Take note that Pine Canyon climbing routes are closed from February to August every year to safeguard the peregrine falcon families nesting along the rock face.)

Written by
Matt Charnock


96 Mitchell Canyon Rd
Opening hours:
June 14th, 2017 through December 31st, 2017 (Reservations must be made two days ahead of arrival)
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