China Wall along the Briones Mt Diablo Trail by Mary Malec

Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail


Open between 5am and 10pm unless otherwise posted or permitted.


(510) 544-3120
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS 1-(888) 327-2757, option 3, extension 4509 

Trail Attributes

ADA Accessible
ADA: trail surface, width, slope
Bikes: Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Dogs: allowed
eBikes: Partially Allowed
Regional Trail
Interpark Regional Trail
Kid friendly
Paved Trail
Unpaved Trail

Spanning the distance between Briones Regional park and Mt. Diablo State Park, this trail serves the communities of Lafayette and Walnut Creek and makes important connections to major regional trails, including the Contra Costa Canal Trail, California State Riding and Hiking Trail, and the Iron Horse Regional Trail. The Briones-to-Mt. Diablo Trail also connects schools, community facilities, and city parks and open space areas, including Briones Regional Park, Larkey Park, Heather Farm Park, Shell Ridge Open Space, Diablo Foothills Regional Park, and Mt. Diablo State Park. This trail is multi-use with paved and unpaved portions, and offers opportunities for trail users of all abilities. The paved portions (including the segment shared with the Contra Costa Canal Trail) are accessible to trail users in wheelchairs. Sweeping views of Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek may be seen from portions of the trail.

Leaving Briones, the trail passes over Acalanes Ridge (Walnut Creek Open Space) into Larkey Park and past the Alexander Lindsey Museum. It shares a right-of-way with the Contra Costa Canal Trail for a short distance, passes by Heather Farm Park, goes into Shell Ridge Open Space, enters the Park District's Diablo Foothills Regional Park, and finally enters Mt. Diablo State Park. The trail provides access to community facilities and natural areas. Scenic vistas, wildlife viewing, and beautiful natural settings reward users of this regional trail corridor.

To Reach the Trail


Briones to Mt. Diablo Map


Trail Accessibility

Certain sections of the trail are wheelchair accessible.

Trail Activities

The Briones to mt. Diablo trail is recommended for bicyclers, hikers, joggers, and runners.


Trail Mileage Guide

Download: Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail Mileage Guide



Non-Emergency Trail Safety Hazards or Damaged Trails/Facilities: Locate a park ranger or call Public Safety Dispatch at (510) 881-1833. Be sure to mention the nature and exact location of the problem including the trail or area name.
Trail Conflicts/Violations: Call (510) 881-1833 for the Non-Emergency Public Safety Line, 24 hours a day, or submit a Park Watch Report online.
Emergency/Crime in Progress: Call 911 or (510) 881-1121 from a cell, 24 hours a day.