The Falls Trail at the upper end of Donner Canyon is one of the most scenic parts of Mt. Diablo State Park, with panoramic views, rugged rock outcroppings, and cascading rivulets. The moderate distance (8 miles) and modest elevation gain for this hike may be misleading, since the Falls Trail is quite challenging, with narrow, steep, slippery sections, and several stream crossings. This a strenuous hike for experienced, sure-footed hikers, and we will move at a brisk pace.
Level: Strenuous(Strenuous (2B))
Cost: $6 for parking
Signup Instructions: Please RSVP on Meetup.
Bring: Water and lunch, hiking boots, sun protection and clothing layers; hiking poles if you have them.
Signup Restrictions: State Park rule prohibits dogs.
Directions: From the East Bay, take highway 24 to Walnut Creek. Exit right on Ygnacio Valley Rd. and go to Clayton; turn right on Clayton Rd., and right on Mitchell Canyon Rd. Allow at least 25 minutes from the freeway. Parking is $6, self-registrationbring exact amount.
Carpool: Leaderless carpools can be arranged on Meetup. (Suggest Rockridge BART at 9:00)
Note: Carpool transportation is at the sole risk of the participants.
Cancellation Policy: Any rain cancels
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