Summit Mount Diablo via Rock City 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


7.8 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

2299 ft Gain




Fitness, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Easy Parking

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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