Thrill Seeker's Guide to Concord

Exciting adventure can be found most anywhere in Concord, CA.

Looking to get out of the house and spice up your day with an exciting new adventure or two? Concord is a hot spot for things that will get your adrenaline going and heart racing. From flying over Mount Diablo, to the annual tarantula trek, we have it all. Check out our list below of the many thrill-seeking things to do around Concord that are sure to  inspire your inner daredevil.

Hang Gliding 

Hang gliding on your bucket list? You can soar over the beautiful Mount Diablo. Fly like a bird over and see the East Bay from a new perspective. Check out Wings of Rogallo and East Bay Hang Gliding for the best flying lessons. 

Rock Climbing 

Get your adrenaline rush with some rock climbing on Mount Diablo. Here is some information on some of the best spots to boulder on the mountain. There are routes for any level ranging from short routes to ones that treat you with astounding views at the top. Find more information on all of the different routes linked above. 

Mountain Biking 

Explore any of Concord's great  biking trails and enjoy a significant elevation change with beautiful views. Check out the website and app All Trails, for many different trails in the area. You can even add your own. Are you a beginner? Click here for an interactive map of the many biking trails on Mount Diablo with trails fit for any skill level. The trails are broken up by beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels and they provide information on how to reach the trail heads. Check out even more here.

Horseback Riding 

If you love horses, Mt. Diablo offers a fun and different riding experience. Plenty of trails on the mountain provide a steady elevation gain 

for incredible views of the city and surrounding valleys. Check out the All Trails website here for more information on the best 6 trails for riding. For information on staging areas and trail closures, check out the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association’s website. Looking for lessons? Castle Rock Arabians is a family-owned ranch that specializes in lessons and birthday parties.  

Tarantula Hike 

Seeking some quality tarantula time? Join Naturalist Kevin Lavin on September 19th for a four-mile, guided hike on Mount Diablo as he debunks myths about fascinating, misunderstood creatures during their annual mating season. Find more information here. And be sure to bring water, snacks and layers to stay warm - then set your fears aside for this incredible experience!

Kayaking & Paddleboarding

Venture out for a day of kayaking on the Delta, a great way to relax outside and enjoy the beautiful views. The Delta is a fantastic place to boat, camp, fish, kayak, or paddleboard. Check out Delta Kayak Adventures for kayak or paddleboard rentals, tours, and classes. Paddling through the Delta is a great way to relax outside with beautiful views. Just make sure you make your reservations in advance and enjoy the water.

Scuba Diving & Freediving 

SCUBA and free diving excursions are the best ways to explore the mysterious, magical world under the sea. Pacific Ocean Sports is your one-shop stop for SCUBA and freediving lessons. They also offer equipment rentals and much more. Check out the unique fish, coral, and other animals in Monterey Bay when you take their SCUBA certification class.

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