It’s (almost) summertime and the “living is easy”— the perfect time for a late afternoon hike on Mount Diablo.
The soiree begins with a walk to Coulter Pond, home to western toads and chorus frogs. After our amphibian serenade, you’ll hike up Mitchell Canyon and check out the park’s floral and faunal evening shift. As you walk, you’ll view soap plant (amole) in bloom. Soap plant flowers this time of year but the blossoms don’t open until late afternoon, so this is a rare chance to see them at their best. What critter pollinates this unusual flower? Join to see for yourself (Hint: It wears a yellow hat, cape, and belt!)
This is an easy to moderate hike of about four miles round trip with a few hundred feet in elevation gain.
There is a limited number of participants and vehicle fees apply.