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Mt Diablo

California 94598

Mount Diablo is a Diablo Range Mountain in northern California's southern San Francisco Bay County, Contra Costa County. It's just north of Clayton and Danville's southeast.

It is an isolated 3,849 feet (1,173 m) summit, noticeable from most of the Bay Area of San Francisco. Mount Diablo appears to be a double pyramid from many perspectives and has many subsidiary towers, of which the biggest and nearest is the other part of the double pyramid, North Peak, almost as high at 3,557 feet (1,084 m) and about one mile south of the primary peak.

The peak can be reached by foot, motor vehicle or bicycle. Access to the road is through North Gate Road or South Gate Road.

The summit is in Mount Diablo State Park, a country park of about 20,000 acres (8,000 ha). The park was the first public open space of a complex, including 38 reservoirs, including neighboring open fields, national highways, watersheds, buffered in some fields with personal properties provided by conservation facilities, according to Save Mount Diablo. There are more than 90,000 acres (36,000 ha) of preserved land on and around Mount Diablo. The day-use charge for the park is by manner of entry: $6 via Macedo Ranch (Danville) or Mitchell Canyon (Clayton) and $10 via South Gate Rd. (Danville) and North Gate Rd. (Walnut Creek) going up Mount Diablo.

Mount Diablo is sacred to many Native American peoples of California; it was the place of formation according to mythology of Miwok and mythology of Ohlone. Before European introduction, the narrative of development differed among local communities surrounding it. Mount Diablo and Reed's Peak (Mount Tamalpais) were surrounded by water in one surviving narrative fragment; the creator Coyote and his assistant Eagle-man made Native American people and the world from these two islands. In another, Molok the Condor takes forth the Falcon Hero from within the mountain his granddaughter Wek-Wek.

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This amazing location is conveniently located in close proximity to the follow Danville places of interest.  Make sure to check them out on your next visit:


  • Museum Of The San Ramon Valley

  • Museum of the San Ramon Valley (located in the restored 1891 Southern Pacific depot)

  • Town Meeting Hall

  • Mount Diablo State Park

  • DPG Pavers Danville Location

  • Blackhawk Museum

  • Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

  • Museums and historic sites

  • Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site - Tao House.

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