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Join us from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on November 5 for a Saturday morning hike at Secret Valley Loop at Mount Diablo State Park in Walnut Creek to get to know other sisters in the community and enjoy the great outdoors. No children, please (female teens, okay).
  • – When: Saturday, November 5
  • – Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Please arrive a little early to park and find the group. The group can wait till 8:10 a.m. and will start the hike. Please be on time since we cannot hold the group.
  • – Carpool: No carpool from MCC is available for this hike. Carpool encouraged others on this hike.
  • – Parking: Entrance Fee is $6. We’ll meet by the parking lot right after you enter the gate.
  • – Location: Summit Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
  • – Distance: 6.0 miles
  • – All Trails: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/secret-valley-loop
  • – Difficulty: Moderate
  • – Misc: Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, carry enough water, a small snack, a hat, sunglasses, and hiking poles if you have one. No cell network in that area, suggest carpooling and downloading the AllTrail maps.
  • – RSVP: By Friday, November 4, please let us know you are coming for this hike: https://mcceastbay.org/rsvp

Sr. Aparna Khan and Sr. Sohaila will be leading this hike. On the day of the hike, if you have trouble finding the group, please call or text Sr. Aparna at (408) 480-6584. Please remember that we cannot hold all the group so we request you to please be on time.

For future hikes, please subscribe to the MCC newsletter and/or add your phone number to the Women’s Hiking WhatsUp group.

Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, carry a water bottle, a small snack, hat, sunglasses, and hiking poles if you have one. 

About the Trail:

Get to know this 6.0-mile loop trail near Walnut Creek, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 4 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and horseback riding, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. You’ll need to leave pups at home — dogs aren’t allowed on this trail.

This trail has numerous vistas of Mt. Diablo, much of the East Bay, and up into Napa Valley. Down in Secret Valley the trail gives a sense of what the early explorers and settlers experienced in this part of the state. One absolutely gets the feeling of traveling down one of the old stage roads. Portions of the trail are open to equestrian and mountain bikers.

Questions? hiking@mcceastbay.org