Many visitors to Mount Diablo head straight for the Summit to enjoy the splendid view. As mountains go, Mount Diablo isn’t particularly tall – only 3,849 feet. However, it is surrounded by low, rolling hills and broad, flat valleys, so the view from the Summit is remarkable. When conditions are best, you can see almost 200 miles. To the east beyond California’s high central valley, the crest of the Sierra Nevada seems to float in space. All in all, you can see over 8,539 square miles and parts of 40 of California’s 58 counties from the Summit of Mount Diablo.
Gates open 8:00 am and close at sunset. Visitors should plan to be in their vehicles by nightfall and headed out to avoid being locked in.
Image from Purple Orchid