- Day hike varies with difficulty as it passes through the park
- Scenic views
- heavy marine layer keeping temps sane in the dog days of summer
- Trail straddles East Bay Park’s Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail as it enters and exits the park
Diablo Regional Park Description
There are no developed facilities along the trail
- Diablo Foothills is only minutes from downtown Walnut Creek
- Walnut Creek’s Shell Ridge Open Space Preserve
Parking and Staging
Northern Staging Area: Exit I-680 at Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek and drive east. After about three miles turn right on Walnut Avenue. After about two miles turn right on Oak Grove Road, then bear right onto Castle Rock Road and follow it to the Orchard Staging Area on the right. Limited parking is available at the end of Castle Rock Road.
Google Map directions (coming soon)
Southern Staging Area: Exit I-680 at Livorna Road. Head east about three miles to the Livorna Staging area located just west of Stonegate Drive in Alamo
Nearby staging areas for trailers TBD
Diablo Foothills Regional Park Safety
- Stay on trails
- Pack in your own water and food
- Carry a GPS and bring a friend along
- Signage – where the trail is signed it is marked at intervals with oval green, beige and white logo signs on 4×4 trail posts
- Leave-No-Trace—The MCCT Council supports and encourages LNT practices while on the trail
- Fire – Fire danger can be extreme, no fires allowed.
- Dogs welcome
The MCCT’s Diablo Foothills Regional Park trail was generously dedicated and set up by the East Bay Regional Park District, in partnership with the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail Council.