In Walnut Creek, California, Mount Diablo Park is an elevated point of upthrust and a special landmark. Perceived as a point of creation and visible from most parts of San Francisco Bay, it has been a sacred spot in California for many indigenous Americans.

Mount Diablo Park is an elevated upthrust point and a special landmark at Walnut Creek, California. Seen as a point of creation and visible from most parts of San Francisco Bay, for many indigenous Americans, it has been a sacred spot in California.

That’s not it. A quick turn and you see San Francisco as a whole, the Central Valley, and the Sierra Nevada, if you’re lucky. Mt. Diablo is a sight to soothe sore eyes as it is slightly covered with snow during the winters. In the lower elevations, however, snow is rather rare, and temperatures can vary considerably with height.

The area is full of a multitude of waterfalls and small rivers in winter.

The region offers an eclectic range of flora and fauna – coyotes, bobcats, black-tailed deer, fox squirrels, ground squirrels and gray foxes, road runners, and burrowing owls – a treat for visitors. Besides these, during the winters, golden and bald eagles are easily spotted.

It is possible to explore the vast trails, the wonderful rich wildlife, entertaining and distinct scenery, remote esthetic areas and widespread rock formations, either on horseback or on bikes.

The park gate opens at 8 a.m. on Gate Lane, which links it to the neighboring areas. The park provides the family with an exciting adventure opportunity and a fun getaway for cyclists who enjoy the narrow, twisty streets. The Summit Visitor Center’s panoramic views of the city are spectacular and provide a wide view of the farron islands beyond the Golden Gate.

This amazing hiking trail is located near the following trails in Walnut Creek, California:

  • Mount Diablo State Park

  • Diablo Foothills Regional Park

  • Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area

  • Shell Ridge Open Space

  • Briones Regional Park

  • Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve

  • Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

  • Howe Homestead Park