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“Diablo - the ride to the top is amazing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mount Diablo State Park

Mount Diablo State Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Clayton
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Owner description: Offers vast views from its summit.
Göteborg
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Diablo - the ride to the top is amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

Our friends in SF picked a blue sky day and took our family to the summit of Mount Diablo. What a ride! The views driving to the summit were amazing and the ride is fun though it takes some time. We spent almost one hour getting in slow pace to the top and reached it in the afternoon when the light is beautiful. The 360 view from the summit is worth the one hour drive if you hesitate.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hiking and History - great combo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Combined hiking and a tour of the old Hazel Atlas Sand Mines. Good variety of trails to choose from - lots of options for distance and difficulty. Tour of sand mines well do e.

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Went for Tour of California”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

The hiking was steep and few descents, but can be done for amateurs if they are paced to their level of experience. The area looked like a Thomas Hart Benton painting. You could drive it as well. There are posters to explain the topography as you hike trails. You could view the Bay from there on a good day, There is camping and picnic lots also.

Visited May 2013
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Tracy, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Have you been to a Star Party???”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

Mt. Diablo has them them. It is amazing to spend time up there gazing thru telecopes at the Stars! You can go on line to find out more about this. Tons of places to hike. Fun day trip...and did I mention the view from the top of the world!

Visited May 2013
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Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“View half of California on a clear day.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

View the Bay Area from on top of the mountain. Take a lovely drive up to the summit where there is educational info.on the geological making of the mountain, local flora and fauna. Check out the summit tower where you can see ancient sea creatures embedded in stone. Many places for a stop and picnic on the way up. There is also over night camping which can be an amazing place to view the stars.

Visited November 2012
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