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Mount Diablo is a prominent peak located in the Pacific Ranges mountain range, in Northern California. With an elevation of 3,849 feet (1,173 meters), it offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area, including the Sacramento Valley to the north and the San Francisco Bay Area to the west. Covering an area of approximately 20,000 acres, it is part of the larger Mount Diablo State Park, which provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing.

During the winter season, Mount Diablo experiences a variable snowpack range, depending on weather conditions. The mountain's peak often receives a dusting of snow, creating a picturesque winter landscape. However, the snowpack is generally light and does not accumulate in significant amounts. Snow enthusiasts can occasionally enjoy short-lived snowshoeing or sledding opportunities on the higher slopes.

Several creeks and rivers originate from the slopes of Mount Diablo, thanks to the mountain's unique geology and geography. Marsh Creek, Walnut Creek, and several smaller streams receive runoff from the mountain, providing important water sources for wildlife and contributing to the area's ecological diversity.

The name "Mount Diablo" has an interesting history. It is believed to have originated from the early Spanish explorers who named it "Monte del Diablo," meaning "Thicket of the Devil" or "Devil's Mountain." The name may have been inspired by the challenging terrain, thick vegetation, or the mountain's appearance during certain weather conditions. Legend has it that the mountain was also associated with supernatural occurrences, adding to its mystical reputation. Today, Mount Diablo continues to captivate visitors with its natural beauty, rich history, and awe-inspiring vistas.

Heat Advisory
Until 2024-07-19T06:00:00-07:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with daytime temperatures reaching the upper 90s to lower 100s. Far inland temperatures may reach 110 degrees. * WHERE...Interior portions of the North Bay, East Bay, and South Bay, as well as interior portions of Monterey and San Benito counties. * WHEN...From 10 AM this morning to 11 PM PDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Widespread moderate with isolated major HeatRisk across inland areas. This level of heat affects individuals sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration.

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Nearby Camping & Amenities

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Contra Costa County Fair RV Park 24 21 ft
Mt. Diablo State Park 84 1,615 ft
Camp Parks Military Numerous 351 ft
Travis AFB Military Numerous 73 ft
Alameda County Fairgrounds RV Numerous 328 ft
Anthony Chabot Regional Park Numerous 858 ft
Sunol Regional Wilderness Numerous 529 ft