Mount Diablo Climber's Log

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climbing1 - Nov 10, 2018 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2011

Marsh creek 3 summits  Sucess!

Great day perfect weather. Long loop from March Creek road up the falls trail across the Diablo summit and circled west back to the car.


patricklynch88 - Mar 17, 2018 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2018

Marsh Creek Road TR and Mt Olympia  Sucess!

North Peak summit via Marsh Creek Road trailhead and Mt Olympia. Party of 2, 3.35 miles and about 2 hr 5 min to the summit. 2,750 ft elevation gain. Overcast conditions and no wind at the top.

T. White

T. White - Nov 5, 2017 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2010

Hoped for the Sierra, saw very little  Sucess!

Drove up in the early morning - the summit parking lot was deserted and there was a coat of ice. Misty haze obscured everything... was hoping to see the Sierra.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 10:38 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2016

5 Diablo Peaks  Sucess!

As part of my training for the High Sierra Trail, a group of friends and I backpacked five Diablo peaks. Started from Mitchell Canyon, tagged Twin Peaks and Eagle Peak, then camped at Juniper Campground. On Day 2 we tagged Diablo, North Peak, and Mt. Olympia before returning to Mitchell Canyon.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 10:36 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2017

All the way up... and down  Sucess!

This was my third trip to the summit of Diablo, but my first time doing it all the way from Mitchell Canyon.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Mar 13, 2017 10:11 am Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2017

From juniper campground with North Peak  Sucess!

Well, I figured if I had to travel on Sunday for work, I would make the best of it. Loved the drive up to Juniper campground parking area. Hurts upgraded me to a Dodge Charger, which made the drive quite pleasant. Hikes from Juniper up to the busy summit area of Mt Diablo, but didn't stay long. Left the crowds behind and distended towards North Peak. Loved it over here. Steep going near the top! Relaxed on the way back by a bubbling brook on Mt Diablos's north side. Saw a great looking snake plus a lot of Coulter Pine Cones. About 7 miles round trip.


huskertriguy - Feb 12, 2017 12:05 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2017

One tough cycle  Sucess!

Rented a bike from Cycles on Solano in Albany (check them out, they are great). It was a hybrid with one of those internal drivetrains and a rubber "chain" -- not the best for Diablo, and it was slow going.

Started from downtown Danville (I know, I kind of took it easy on myself). It was a beautiful day and although there were motorists and other cyclists, I was surprised there were not more. Lovely view from the top though we could not quite see the Sierras.

I lived in Berkeley for 4 years and always promised myself I would cycle to the top. I cannot believe I waited this long to get up there.


cdog - Dec 30, 2016 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2016

post Xmas day hike  Sucess!

long day loop hike with Amy. We left from Mitchell Canyon visitor center. Up to the top via Mitchell Canyon and Deer Flat Roads, then back down Prospectors/Bald Ridge and Eagle Peak. 13.7 miles, 3600' of elevation gain. Definitely earned the views from the top!


gimpilator - Dec 20, 2016 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2016

Drive Up  Sucess!

Can't believe they charged me $10 to drive up a road.

utclimber - Oct 9, 2016 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2016

Road Bike  Sucess!

Biked Mt Diablo starting at the intersection with Blackhawk Road.


cab - Jun 20, 2016 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2016

Drive Up  Sucess!

Part of a trip tagging a bunch of drive up P2Ks and CoHPs in the area. With Kiwi the Dog.


hightinerary - Jun 16, 2016 7:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

A Devil of a Rest Stop  Sucess!

I stood on the summit briefly while participating in the Mt. Diablo 25K.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Dec 19, 2015 2:54 am Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2015

Back Creek/Bald Ridge  Sucess!

Been up this mountain many times, by bicycle back in racing days, and by foot, up the back side routes. Every time up is different. Today the summit was cloaked in fog, visibility about 15 feet. No matter. This mountain always is fair game for a good hill-climbing workout and today was no different.


Fairweather - Oct 27, 2015 1:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008

From Mitchell Canyon x2  Sucess!

From Mitchell Canyon with Jeff, Todd, and Devin on a very hot day. Ice cream on top made it all worth while.
Too hazy for much of a view.
Repeated in 2009 as a team building exercise with coworkers.


ScottHanson - Oct 15, 2015 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2015

First time Diablo  Sucess!

Jim, Mark, Yin, and Sam joined in the hike to summit store and observation deck.


fedak - Feb 2, 2015 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2007

4 peaks loop out of Mitchell Canyon  Sucess!

Done the 4 peaks loop of Diablo a couple times over the years including March 2007, Feb 2008, and Dec 2010.


ScottyP - Nov 30, 2014 1:45 am

via "6" peaks route  Sucess!

Always a good training hike


CptAmerica - Oct 21, 2014 5:20 pm

north peak route  Sucess!

north peak. mt olympia, and the main peak. extremely steepn and even class 3 at some points. definitely a thighburner

webenji - Jul 18, 2014 12:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

Second Time to Mount Diablo  Sucess!

Climbed Mount Diablo for a second time, taking the rarely-used Olympia Trail and bagging Mt. Olympia and North Peak on the way. Strenuous/steep hike but breathtaking and off the beaten path.

webenji - Jul 10, 2014 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2014

First Time to Mount Diablo  Sucess!

Fun relatively easy hike (Back Canyon/Murchio/Prospector's gap route) with great views. Needs to be route-finding-aware due to confusing signs and crisscrossing trails.

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