Summit Mount Diablo via Rock City Trail

Summit Mount Diablo via Rock City Trail

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Distance

7.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

2299 Feet

Activities

Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Easy Parking
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

The Rock City Trail is a direct route to the summit of Mount Diablo offering unbeatable views of the Bay Area: Oakland, the bridges, and San Francisco on a clear day. Just outside of Danville, this hike is easily accessible from anywhere in the Bay Area.

Although steep in sections, this trail is a wonderful workout and hikers are more than rewarded for their efforts. The Rock City Trail is a direct route to the summit of Mount Diablo, and the park is an ecological treasure dear to the hearts of Bay Area residents. The best views are on clear days immediately after rain or a storm - if you are lucky, you'll even be able to see the distant Sierra Nevada.

Photos: Miguel VieiraJoe Lewis and Richard Conlan

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

7.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

2299 Feet

Activities

Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Advanced

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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