11.3 Miles Strenuous
This 11.3 mile hike takes you up 3000 feet to the top of both Mt Olympia and North Peak in Mount Diablo State Park.
The network of trails ranges from wide fire roads to steep and narrow single track footpaths. This trip provides excellent views and makes for a great winter hike. The trail can be accessed at the end of Regency Drive in the town of Clayton – parking at this locations is free. The trail can also be reached from Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center – parking is $6 and this option adds a mile or two to the trip. A good map of the park is essential. Trail maps can be purchased at the Mitchell Canyon visitor’s center or at REI.
For more details, check out the Norcalhiker blog post on this trip.