Dr. Mary Bowerman Birthday Hike

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Celebrate Save Mount Diablo co-founder Mary Bowerman’s birthday with this special hike! The Mary Bowerman Trail is designed for hikers of all levels. The trail circles the peak just below the summit and provides stunning 360-degree views. Half of the trail is paved and disabled access; the other half passes Devil’s Pulpit and is single track but mostly level. Be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.

All participants must bring a mask. Hand sanitizer will be available at the hike.

Participants will also be required to accept our COVID-19 Protocol (available during registration).

***There will be a $10 park entrance fee (exact change; iron ranger/no attendant)

Land: Mount Diablo State Park

Rating: Easy

Distance: 1 mile

Elevation change: 50’

Leader: Haley Sutton, Save Mount Diablo Stewardship Associate

Meet: Lower Summit Parking Lot, Mount Diablo State Park

Directions: From Danville, take Southgate Road into Mount Diablo State Park; from Walnut Creek, take Northgate Road into Mount Diablo State Park. Continue up the mountain past the Junction Ranger station 4.5 miles; the lower lot is on the right just before the Summit Museum.


Are dogs allowed on Discover Diablo hikes?

No. Some Discover Diablo hikes take place on land owned by other organizations (such as Mount Diablo State Park & East Bay Regional Parklands) and many of the trails on these properties have a strict no-dog policy.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. On the hike day, we will have a roster with your registration information on it. Please make sure to check in with the hike leader.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. If you would like to change anything, please contact Denise Castro at dcastro@savemountdiablo.org.