Mount Diablo

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Highest Peak in Contra Costa County. Boasts second greatest viewshed of any peak (behind Mt. Kilimanjaro). Contains several cascades which flow during the rainy season. Hot and dry in the summer months. Various summit routes from base offer easy to somewhat difficult approaches to summit. Paved access to obvservation and interpretive center.

Elevation (feet): 3,849
Elevation (meters): 1,173
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Central and Southern California Ranges
State: California
Latitude: 37.88
Longitude: -121.92
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Buchanan Field
Convenient Center: Clayton

Thanks to Craig Roche for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Mount Diablo.

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  • Log #20514 - by Herbert Cole on Dec 02, 2006
    Mount Diablo has somthing for everyone. The Summit is accessible by car for those that choose to do so. However, the joy of Mount Diablo can be found in it's many and varied trail systems, all of...
  • Log #18669 - by Morgan Brown on June 18, 2004
    Went up Moses Rock Ridge from Angel Kerley Road. Shorter than most full climbs (e.g., Mitchell Canyon), but still a decent hike.
  • Log #18670 - by Craig Roche on June 18, 2004
    Grew up in Concord and developed my love for hiking and the outdoors exploring Mt. Diablo. It is a great and often overlooked jewel in the East Bay Area of California. Once somewhat isolated, Mt....