September 19, 2011
The trails here are all fire trails. It is the second hardest trail after Mitchel Canyon/North Ridge around Diablo mountain, in the Antioch/Walnut Creek areas. None of the trails are technical, but the hills are steep, sandy and loose soils. Because of this, I have marked this as extremely difficult. If you dare to go up the North Ridge, you will go up the steep hill continuously for about 3 miles to the very top. Guarantee that you will have an aerobic workout. If you want to train for endurance this is the place.
Mitchel canyon via north ridge in mtn diablo.
October 30, 2015
HOT, dry, bumpy, miserable and close to my heart. I grew up here, and I still take my kids hiking here. Tried to take them riding here but it was much too difficult for them. I now Ride the entry road for training as often as I can since I live near by. The stuartville trail is a real a$$ kicker.