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North Peak Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 526' 160 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,477' 1,060 m
Low: 2,952' 900 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Anina Middleton

A singletrack trail to the summit!

Anina Middleton

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly There is a bit of an incline up to the summit, but the trail is easy to follow.

Description

This trail is very well marked and can be connected to by the Prospector's Gap Fire Road. This trail felt completely different from the fire roads we were taking the rest of our hike. It is a singletrack through some trees and up and out along the side of the peak.

The North Peak Trail can connect to Summit Trail which will lead you directly to the summit or to Summit Road which will lead you to Juniper Trail. Enjoy the beautiful views of the east side of Mount Diablo!

Flora & Fauna

There are supposedly tarantulas along the trail when you come out of the trees and are hiking along the brush. So be aware during their mating seasons.

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Aug 12, 2019
Renzo Quevedo
Jun 16, 2016
Kamie Patuck
Beautiful hike 3 years after the most recent wildfire. The east side of the mountain had a surprising amount of new growth. 1mi — 0h 30m
Dec 26, 2015
Tilman Giese

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Summit Trail
Oct 22, 2017 near Blackhawk, CA
North Peak in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Nov 22, 2016 near Blackhawk, CA
View down North Peak Trail to Devil's Elbow.
Dec 29, 2015 near Blackhawk, CA
View from North Peak Trailhead.
Dec 29, 2015 near Blackhawk, CA

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