All Discover Diablo hikes are subject to, and will honor, all applicable COVID-19–related restrictions in place for our area.
A scientist exploring California in the 1860s described Mount Diablo’s tarantulas as “attaining the size of a half-grown mouse, possessing fangs the size of a rattlesnake’s, and delivering a bite generally considered fatal.” Yeesh. Is this the gruesome truth or just arachnophobia?
Join us for a nature walk through Mitchell Canyon and we will dispel any malicious rumors you might have heard about Mount Diablo’s misunderstood eight-legged creatures.
Be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.
Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the hike to 8 participants. All participants must bring a mask and stay 6ft apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the hike.
Participants will also be required to accept our COVID-19 Protocol (available during registration).
***There will be a $6 park entrance fee
Land: Mount Diablo State Park
Distance: 2 miles
Elevation change: 300’
Leader: Ken Lavin, Save Mount Diablo Volunteer Hike Leader
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.