Falls Loop Geology Trek

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Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center parking area

Mount Diablo State Park

Clayton, CA 94517

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Join us on a nature trek to experience some of Mount Diablo’s winter wonders. For the geologically inclined, we’ll see pillow basalt and radiolarian chert, rocks that formed far out at sea during the age of dinosaurs. For the botanically interested, we’ll stop along the trail to hug an oracle oak, the hybrid lovechild of a couple of promiscuous pollinators, the California black oak and interior live oak. And if we have another rainy winter, there will be plenty of water in the falls! The trail is rugged and exposed in several places, so be sure to dress in layers, wear lug-soled boots, and bring poles if you normally use them.

Land: Mount Diablo State Park

Rating: Strenuous

Distance: 7 miles

Elevation Gain: 1600’

Leader: Save Mount Diablo Stewardship & Outreach Associate Denise Castro

Meet: Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center parking area, Clayton, CA

Directions: From I-680, head east on Ygnacio Valley Road for 7.5 miles, then turn right on Clayton Road. Continue on Clayton Road, take a right on Mitchell Canyon Road, and follow it to the end.

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Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center parking area

Mount Diablo State Park

Clayton, CA 94517

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