Mitchell Canyon Tarantula Hike

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Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center parking area

Mount Diablo State Park

Clayton, CA 94517

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Find out if you have arachnophobia or fall in love with spiders as naturalist and hike leader Ken Lavin introduces you to the gentle giants of Mount Diablo. Early fall is a busy time for local tarantulas as they look for love on the mountain. Join us for a moderately paced four-mile hike with moderate elevation change to dispel myths about tarantulas and observe them in nature. Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots recommended. Heavy rain cancels.

RVSP: To allow everyone equal access in signing up, registration for this hike will open two months prior to the hike.

***There will be a $6 park entrance fee

Land: Mount Diablo State Park

Rating: Easy/Moderate

Distance: 4 miles

Elevation change: 500’

Leader: Save Mount Diablo Hike Leader and Naturalist Ken Lavin

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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