Wildflowers and Waterfalls in Concord

Spring is here! The Wildflowers are blooming and the waterfalls are flowing!

Mt. Diablo State Park


Photo by: Mt. Diablo Wildflower Watch

The Mitchell Rock Trail is covered in Wildflowers after some rain in the month of March. Check out this 1.5 mile long trail as different flowers like Black Sage, Blue Eyed Mary's, Fremont Start Lilies and more brush the path for a beautiful view. Also take in a view of Twin Peaks and Mitchell Rock along your hike.

Bruce Lee Road Trail is a 1.7 mile hike that starts at the Visitor's center at the Clayton entrance. Bruce Lee Road wanders through grassland and past a pond before heading up into the forests of Mount Diablo's foothills. Wildflower spotting's have included Spring Vetch, Red Maids, Poppies, Pepper Grass and more!

Eagle Peak Loop is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clayton that features beautiful wild flowers this time of year. The lush greenery of Mitchell Canyon leads to the climb to Eagle Peak which is a local favorite. It features wild flowers including California Poppies, Milkmaids and more!


Photo by: Scott Snyder on All Trails

Donner Creek Loop Trail is a 5.1 moderate loop that features a waterfall. Hike along side a beautiful creek, multiple cascades and mountain views. The loop consists of four separate cascades falling off the peaks of Diablo. During the winter months and after some rain, the waterfalls are flowing.

Directions from AllTrails: From the parking area, walk along Donner Canyon Rd to Hetherington Loop (1.0 mi). After about 1.8 miles, turn left at the Cardinet Oaks Rd., and follow this road across Donner Creek and up a steep section to a junction with the Falls Trail on the right. This trail leads down to the falls on Donner Creek and continues on to the Middle Trail, which then loops back down to the Donner Canyon Rd.

Mt Diablo Loop Trail is a little bit of a longer hike, but worth the views. This 7.9 stretch features a waterfall during the hike and can be accessed all year long. With rain in full force the wildflowers and waterfalls are putting on a show for hikers and visitors to see.