Mount Diablo Tarantula Trek (SOLD OUT)

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  • Location:
    Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center
  • 96 Mitchell Canyon Rd
  • Clayton, CA 94517
  • Time:
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Naturalist Michael Machiano will lead a group of ten on an guided hike to observe local tarantulas as they look for love on the mountain.

You’ll learn about the why these misunderstood arachnids are called “the Gentle Giants of Mount Diablo” and experience a close encounter with these fascinating and harmless spiders and learn about where they live, what they eat, their mating habits, and much more.

The walk is about three miles, with a little elevation gain.

Please bring liquids, comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Not advisable for children under five. Meet at Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

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