Discover Diablo

Annual Free Public Guided Hikes, Walks, and Tours

 Save Mount Diablo’s Discover Diablo program offers an annual series of free guided public hikes, walks, and tours.

Join Save Mount Diablo in exploring the Bay Area’s beautiful wild lands and open spaces. Discover Diablo is a free public hike program that offers an annual schedule of guided interpretive family walks, hikes, and property tours open to any and all trailblazers looking to get out in nature.

Save Mount Diablo hosts one monthly property hike, taking place and focusing on a specific piece of land Save Mount Diablo owns and stewards, as well as one monthly family hike. Family hikes will take place on a collaborating agency’s land and will highlight ecologic features or a designated theme. We also offer a specialty series intended to build certain skill sets or grant access to SMD members exclusively, such as landscape photography field outings, bird watching expeditions, etc.

The goal of Discover Diablo is to build awareness of the land conservation movement and the importance of permanently protecting open space for habitat by increasing recognition of the inherent value of outdoor recreation as a means of connecting people with nature. Through this free public hikes program, we aim to reach new audiences, grow our membership base, and spark a passion for Diablo’s wild, natural lands in the youngest of trailblazers.

Enjoy one of our Hikes

These guided hikes, walks, and tours are led by experienced naturalists who are leaders from Save Mount Diablo, Mount Diablo Interpretive Association, Sierra Club and others.

Upcoming Hikes Calendar

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Mary Bowerman Birthday Hike

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shell Ridge Open Space Hike

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Oak Woodland Hike

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Wildlife Connectivity Hike

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Connect with Nature Hike

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wildflowers on the Equinox Hike

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Morgan Territory Wildflower Hike

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Irish Canyon Audubon Hike

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mangini Ranch Wildflower Hike

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Mitchell Canyon Medicinal Herb Walk

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Mitchell Canyon Wildflower Hike

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Small Wonders along the Trail

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wright Canyon Evening Property Tour

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mangini Ranch Meditation Hike

August 1 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Mitchell Canyon Tarantula Hike

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Borges Ranch Fall Hike

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Black Diamond Mines Halloween Hike

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Irish Canyon Audubon Hike

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Big Bend Property Tour

November 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Winter’s Tranformations in the Oak Savanna

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pine Creek Loop Hike

December 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discover Diablo is proudly sponsored by Shell Martinez Refinery.