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Summit & Oak Knoll Hike

From January 19, 2018 10:00 am until January 19, 2018 3:00 pm Save to calendar

At Juniper Campground Pull Out / Parking Area Summit Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA

Categories: Hiking

Fri., Jan. 19, 10:00

Summit & Oak Knoll hike

Leader: Jake Van Akkeren This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet: Juniper trailhead (take either North or South Gate Roads to their junction and continue up Summit Rd. until you get to the stop sign and turn left into the large parking lot at the entrance to Juniper Camp)

Fee: $10 per vehicle

Allow extra time on State Park roads due to cycle traffic safety regulations

No reservations needed


Description: From the Juniper trailhead we’ll head up to the Diablo summit (3849 ft.) which has magnificent views in all directions. Then we’ll circle the mountaintop on the Mary Bowerman Trail before descending steeply to Oak Knoll and working our way back to the trailhead. Much of our route will pass through areas that burned in the September 2013 Morgan Fire. Allow 5 hours for this 6.5 mile hike with a total elevation gain of about 1500 ft. Steady relaxed pace with a 30-minute lunch and other rest breaks. Bring layered clothing, sturdy hiking shoes, lunch and plenty of water. Be prepared for mud and poison oak. Rain cancels.


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