China Wall

Diablo Foothills Regional Park/Mt. Diablo State Park

December 27, 2015
Contra Costa County
Hikers: Cathy, Laura
Distance: 10.89 miles
Elevation gain: 2,434 ft.

Floating shards of ice. 

It was chilly.

Bird on a wire limb.

The grass under the trees, looked like velvet. 

Pretty sure the temps never reached above 45° today.

China Wall ahead!

View from our snack spot.

Fun prints !

The black star shows were we had to turn around and go back to China Wall - where I had dropped my phone... On our return, we decided to go back the way we originally came (which is more strenous).

Foothills Trail, Hazard Hill Trail, Franco Ranch Loop Trail, Stone Gate Trail, Alamo Trail, Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail, plus a little wandering...

Diablo Foothills Regional Park

For an alternate (shorter/easier) route to China Wall, visit Bay Area Hiker's blog for directions. She has a wonderful blog; it has lots of useful information for each hike she does - such as length of hike, foot traffic, trail surfaces, best season to hike, etc. 

For even a shorter route, click here.