Back Canyon & Diablo Falls Hike
From April 07, 2017 10:00 am until April 07, 2017 5:30 pm Save to calendar
Back Canyon & Diablo Falls hike
Meet: Mitchell Canyon trailhead at end of Mitchell Canyon Rd. in Clayton
Fee: $6 per vehicle (exact change only)
No reservations needed
Description: Early April is an ideal time to see wildflowers and water on the rugged north side of Mount Diablo State Park. Our route will first take us up Back Canyon to Murchio Gap. After keeping our elevation for a bit, we’ll steeply descend the lovely Middle Trail until we meet the Falls Trail which we’ll take for close-up viewing of the falls and cataracts of upper Donner Canyon nestled just below imposing North Peak. Allow 7.5 hours for this 9.5 mile hike with a total elevation gain of about 2300 feet. Bring layered clothing and plenty of water. Steady relaxed pace with a 30-minute lunch and other rest breaks. Be prepared for mud and poison oak. Rain cancels.