Having done Rose Peak earlier in the day, I opted for the easy approach before heading to North and Olympia. It was surprisingly chilly when I started at 6pm - temp up top was 6C/42F. Glad I had a windbreaker.
Always nice. New observatory deck is great !
A bit hazy, but some nice views of the various river basins. Tarantulas weren't quite out yet.
I have ever done. The gusts must have been around 130 mph on top. But the views on this lonesome peak are great. We can see San Francisco in the distance
Total human power on this ascent. 8.5 miles of biking then 13 miles of hiking to the summit and back before another 8.5 miles of biking home. All those suckers who drove up don't know what they're missing!
With PG, FG and MD. Will return some day.
Date climbed: too many times to count. An outdoor person's local paradise. Hiking, some climbing, and great road riding! I'm blessed to live so close. Yay mountains!
Started out at Mitchell Canyon and then hit Eagle Peak, Diablo, North Peak, and Mt. Olympia. A beautiful day to wander about in the hills.
Drove to the top. Nice wide views though kinda foggy towards the city. Cool that they kept the actual highest rocks within the visitor center but sticking out so you could touch it.
Summit trail from the north/south road junction. Surprised to see a $10 entrance fee. Hazy and windy up top.
Like several other posters, I enjoy the hike/run up this wonderful mountain right here in our backyards as a training experience to stay fit. I always prefer approaching from the east or north. Lots of history here for me going back to the days in high school I'd cut class to technical climb with buddies at Rock City. As with topping out on Mt. Tam, there's often a little bit of culture shock at the top when the family mini-van unloads.
Great time with wife
Nice sunny day in the 40's on the hill but snow and ice over night shut things down from the N/S intersection up fo the day. Quick 5 mile up and back on Summit trail.
while on business time
Rainy christmas run on the summit trail. Not an easy trailhead to find!
Cooler temps. Was great local day.
Nice little hike (through Prospector's gap) with great views on a cool fall day.
My training hike. 2-in-a-day in Dec 2012.
Such great access! And nice hiking too.