Rock City

Mount Diablo State Park is one of the ecological treasures of the San Francisco Bay Area. Towering 3,849 feet at its summit, on clear winter days, one has a 360 degree view of some of the most well-known landmarks in the region. To the west lies the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond to the Farallon Islands; to the southeast one can see the James Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton; looking south one sees Mount Loma Prieta in the Santa Cruz Mountains and finally turning one’s attention to the north, Mount Saint Helena. A popular spot for mountain biking, horseback riding and camping, many visitors to Mount Diablo head straight for the summit to enjoy this famous view and to see the prettiest wildflowers that grow here.

But the greatest fun of all is spending the afternoon in Rock City. When my son was young, we would pack a picnic and drive the winding, narrow road to this amazing spot. We’d spend hours scouting around, climbing the rock formations and crawling through the caves. Take a peek…

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3 thoughts on “Rock City

  1. That looks so cool!! Would love to see it…maybe someday :).

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