Photo: Joe Parks

Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike

Sunday, May 13, 2018
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$6 per vehicle park entrance fee (exact change 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.

Our destination is Twin Peaks. Along the way, 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


Outing Leaders:
Ken Lavin
Debbie Klein
Total Distance:
This is a moderate hike of about 5 miles with a 1,100 foot elevation gain
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, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Bring hiking poles if you normally use them. 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.


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