Hike the Waterfalls of Mount Diablo Loop Trail

Waterfalls of Mount Diablo Trail

The Waterfalls of Mount Diablo Loop Trail is great for scenic views of Mount Diablo and beautiful seasonal waterfalls that wind through the mountain canyons.

Winter and spring rains create scenic waterfalls in this hike at Mount Diablo, the East Bay's signature peak. Be careful hiking immediately post-rain, watch for slippery sections of mud. The trail is moderately difficult and is used by hikers, walking groups, trail runners, and for nature trips. 

This hike starts out from the Regency Gate in the East Bay town of Clayton. Park on the street and be respectful of the neighborhood!

This 6 mile loop trail does not allow dogs. 

Photos: Stephanie Falzone and Vanessa

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Running shoes or sturdy walking shoes
  • Sun protection 
  • Camera 
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RT Distance 6 Miles
Elevation Gain 1627 Feet
Activities Chillin, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Easy Parking
Food Nearby


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Hiked trail late January excellent local hike close to home creek active many trails to explore direction accurate very pleased with app.

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