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Mitchell Canyon Wildflower Hike

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Mitchell Canyon Interpretative Center Parking Area

96 Mitchell Canyon Road

Clayton, CA 94517

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Enjoy a leisurely loop as we hike up Mitchell Canyon to Black Point Trail. Excite your eyes with vivid colors of wildflowers as we gradually climb to vista points within the state park. This route follows Mitchell Creek, bringing to life a well-established riparian ecosystem. Also see a chaparral ecosystem—one that covers a large part of Mount Diablo as well as California. Be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.

***There will be a $6 park entrance fee (exact change; iron ranger/no attendant)

Land: Mount Diablo State Park

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 4 miles

Elevation change: 500’

Leader: Save Mount Diablo Hike Leaders Sharon and Jim Lawrence

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed on Discover Diablo hikes?

No. Some Discover Diablo hikes take place on land owned by other organizations (such as Mount Diablo State Park & East Bay Regional Park lands) and many of the trails on these properties have a strict no-dog policy.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. On the hike day, we will have a roster with your registration information on it. Please make sure to check in with the hike leader.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes. If you would like to change anything, please contact Denise Castro at dcastro@savemountdiablo.org.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach Denise Castro, Outreach & Education Associate, at dcastro@savemountdiablo.org.


Is there a charge for these hikes?

The hikes are free. Some hikes are in a park with an entrance fee, which you can pay with cash or check. If you pay cash, you may need exact change.


What should I wear?

We recommend long pants, sunscreen, and a hat. Dress in layers. Running shoes are OK. For strenuous hikes, we suggest sturdy hiking boots.


What should I bring to these hikes?

Bring a bottle of water, snacks, and sunscreen. A hat is highly recommended. For hikes that are in a park with an entrance fee, bring exact change or a check (sometimes the park entrance does not have an attendant, or the attendant does not have change).


What conditions mean the hike will be canceled?

We will cancel the hike if there is heavy wind or rain, extreme heat, fire, or any red flag warnings.

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Mitchell Canyon Interpretative Center Parking Area

96 Mitchell Canyon Road

Clayton, CA 94517

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