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Tarantula Trek - Reservations Required - Adults Only - HIKE IS FULL

From August 26, 2017 6:30 pm until August 26, 2017 9:00 pm Save to calendar

At Mitchell Canyon Visitors Center and Trailhead Mount Diablo State Park 96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton, CA 94517, USA

Categories: Hiking

Saturday,  August 26

Tarantula Trek  HKE IS FULL

6:30p.m. - 9 p.m.


A scientist exploring California in the 1860s described Mount Diablo's tarantulas as "attaining the size of a half-grown mouse, possessing fangs the size of a rattlesnake's, and delivering a bite generally considered fatal." Yeesh.

Is this the gruesome truth or just arachnophobia? Let’s find out!

Join us for a nature walk through Mitchell Canyon and we will dispel any malicious rumors you might have heard about Mount Diablo’s misunderstood eight-legged creatures. You can even meet a tarantula named Scarlet O’Harry, the real-life friend (not just Facebook friend) of hike leader Liz Watson.

This hike is for adults only.


Meeting place: Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center

Cost: $6 per vehicle park entrance fee (exact change required)

Distance: 3 miles round trip with a few hundred feet elevation gain

What to Bring: Flashlight, good hiking shoes, layered clothing.

Leaders: Liz Watson and Ken Lavin

Reservations required: HIKE IS FULL

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