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.
Started at the Regency gate and hike Donner Creek Road, Mt Olympia Road, North Peak Trail, Summit Trail, Juniper Trail, Deer Flat Trail, Meridan Ridge Trail, and Eagle Peak Trail back to trail head. Bagged Mount Olympia, North Peak, Diable, and Eagle Peak
Raced bikes, with Cal Cycling, up from the south after eating 1 quart of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Made it in 53min!
Hiked all the way up from the park boundary to the top on the Summit Trail. The previous day it rained, so the trail was pretty muddy. It was still a fun hike though, with good views from the top. Here is a more detailed trip report:
Part of the five peaks loop. 18 miles, 6000' and a 50# pack, long day!
Olympia to North to Diablo. It was a lot easier than I had anticipated based on the posted trail description. The ridge between Olympia and North is a much more fun and speedy. While it's loose, its really no harder then second class baring poor route finding.
Depending on how you do this, this can be a real good workout and perfect training for bigger mountains. I come up from the suburban northside, not to avoid the entrance fee, but because the trails up that side are I think the most scenic and uphill
Climbed a couple of times in the 1980's when I was at grad school in Berkeley
Nice Hike; except that I had to pay $10 just to enter the park. The views are probably awesome without the haze.
Hiked up from the Clayton side with Ezra Danciu.
I'll have to return for the views.
Many times..usually via a loop around all 4 peaks
Always a fun hike, whether to get in shape or just have a nice day outside.