I drove up the South Gate Road, paid my entrance fee, then parked at Curry Point. There is a small lot here, enough for a dozen or so cars. The trail is initially flat, then drops down into a small col.
|Sheltered section of the trail.|
|Mt Diablo and North Peak.|
|Setup at the park boundary. There was a big, black raptor in the dead tree when I arrived.|
|Decent view to the south. It was very clear, and I could see Loma Prieta in a gap between the hills, as well as Sunol Ridge and Wiedemann Hill, and many more.|
|The trail crosses the Mt Diablo Meridian, which was used to survey northern California and Nevada back in the day. There is also a baseline that runs through the summit.|
Trailhead: Curry Point, Mt Diablo State Park. On the South Gate Road.
Website: SOTA Site. Save Mt Diablo Site
Maps: AA6XA SOTA Hikes map.
Route: Hike the Knobcone Point Road to the Curry Cave Road to the summit. There also appears to be a route that comes up from Morgan Territory Road.
Red Tape: None. Watch out for bikers on the drive up the hill.
|Marsh Benchmark on the left. Livermore was easy to see in the valley.|