Mount Diablo Loop from Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center
This is a difficult loop trail to Mount Diablo in Mount Diablo State Park.
Park in the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center parking lot (gate opens at 8:00 AM. Self pay $6.00 parking fee at entrance- exact change needed). These trails are mostly exposed.
Route: Trailhead to Mitchell Rock Trail; right on Eagle Peak Trail; crossing Meridian Ridge Rd a slight left to continue on Bald Ridge Trail (at end of this trail there's an option for an steep out & back to North Peak); right on North Peak Trail; right on Summit Trail to the Mt Diablo peak (restrooms and gift shop available here). Rturn Back on Summit Trail, past the lower parking area and restrooms in the picnic area; Jumpier Trail; right at the Jumpier Campground Trail; right on the Deer Flat Rd; right on Meridian Ridge Rd; left on Mitchell Canyon Rd back to the parking lot.