Mt Diablo Pre-Spring Poppies

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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Now’s the time to climb up Mt Diablo for the Pre-Spring show of poppies! The slopes are swathed in orange all along North Gate Rd up to the Junction Ranger Station. With the recent rains, you can hear and see the wonderful flow of water rushing along the creeks and drainage areas-it’s absolutely divine!

North Gate Rd from the Mt Diablo State Park North Gate Entrance Station to the Junction Ranger Station is 6.5 miles with an average grade of 6%.

Gorgeous flow of water along the creeks!

North Gate Rd towards Burma Trail.

Upper North Gate Rd to Diablo Ranch.

Fields of poppies-WOW!

North Gate towards the Junction Ranger Station.

Garmin Stats:
39 Miles with 2884′ of elevation gain-ride start from Martinez
Max elevation: 2114′
Max grade: 11%
Terrain: Extremely hilly
Weather: Sunny and warm with temps ranging from the low 50’s to the low 70’s with NW winds.

Click here to view the interactive route map & elevation profile

Mt Diablo

Follow this route for today’s ride from Heather Farm:

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