Summit Mount Diablo via Rock City Trail

7.8 Miles Round Trip - 2299 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Rock City Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

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


Mountain Biking
Easy Parking


7.8 Miles
2299 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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