Winter Solstice Saunter

Sunday, December 18, 2016
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$6 per vehicle park entrance fee (exact change)
Mount Diablo State Park
96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton, CA

Let your inner Druid shine on a solstice hike in Mount Diablo State Park. Join us as we search for signs of the season, including mistletoe and Christmas berry (toyon).

Our trail passes beneath sturdy boughs of Coulter pines, renowned for possessing the heaviest cones of any pine tree (we won’t dawdle too long underneath!). To top off our hike, we’ll enjoy great views from atop Twin Peaks.


Photo: Miguel Vieira via Flickr

Outing Leaders:
Ken Lavin
Total Distance:
A moderate hike of 6 miles with a 1,200 foot elevation gain
Weather Policy:

Rain cancels

Where to Meet:

We’ll assemble outside the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center in Mount Diablo State Park.

Leaders Note:

Bring water, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. If you have questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at (415) 543-6771 (ext 321)


2 Comments on “Winter Solstice Saunter

  1. I would like to join one of your hikes, have been hoping to do this for some time.

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