Mitchell Canyon Wildflower Hike

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  • Admission:
  • Location:
    Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center parking area, Clayton, CA
  • 555 Mitchell Canyon Rd
  • Clayton, CA 94517
  • Time:
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Enjoy a leisurely loop as we hike up Mitchell Canyon to Black Point Trail. Excite your eyes with vivid colors of wildflowers as we gradually climb to vista points within the state park. This route follows Mitchell Creek, which will hopefully be flowing by our outing, bringing to life a well-established riparian ecosystem. Also see a greening chaparral ecosystem—one that covers a large part of Mount Diablo as well as California.

Be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.

Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the hike to 8 participants. All participants must bring a mask and stay 6ft apart. 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 $6 park entrance fee

Land: Mount Diablo State Park

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 4 miles

Elevation change: 500’

Leaders: Jim & Sharon Lawrence, Save Mount Diablo Volunteer Hike Leaders

Meet: Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center parking area, Clayton, CA

Directions: From I-680, head east on Ygnacio Valley Road for 7.5 miles, then turn right on Clayton Road. Continue on Clayton Road, take a right on Mitchell Canyon Road, and follow it to the end.


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 Park lands) 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