Photo: Joe Parks

East Bay: Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike

Sunday, May 12, 2019
9 a.m. - Noon
$6 per vehicle park entrance fee (exact cash required).
Mount Diablo State Park
Clayton, Contra Costa County

Mother Earth’s natural beauty is on display this day, and the old girl can still strut her stuff. Our wildflower saunter will follow in the footsteps and paw prints of 19th-century explorer David Douglas and his faithful dog, Billy.

As we walk up Mitchell Canyon, we’ll search for many of the flowers first collected by the dynamic duo, including the Mount Diablo Fairy Lantern, Mariposa Lily, Baby Blue Eyes, and Chinese Houses.

Photo: Joe Parks via Flickr

Outing Leaders:
Ken Lavin
Total Distance:
This is an easy hike of about four miles round trip with a couple hundred feet of elevation change.
Weather Policy:

Rain cancels.

Where to Meet:

We will assemble at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Restrooms and water are available at the trailhead.

Leaders Note:

Bring liquids, snacks, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. When Billy the terrier visited in 1830, man’s best friend was allowed on Mount Diablo. Not anymore, so leave your dog home today. If you have questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.


One Comment on “East Bay: Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike

  1. Hello Ken, I will need to cancel out of the hikes for 5/12 (Mother’s Day Wildflowers) and 5/19 (Oakland). I am nursing a sprained ankle. Thank you. Trish Watkins

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