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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mount Diablo State Park

 
 
Mount Diablo State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2017
1. Mount Diablo State Park Marker
Inscription.
Welcome
Heading to the top?
Rising to 3,849 feet in elevation, Mount Diablo dominates the foothills and offers unobstructed views. Stand on its summit on a clear day and see over 200 miles in all directions; the Sierra Nevada to the east and past the Golden Gate Bridge to the west.

The top has long been a destination. Surveyors used it as the starting point for mapping much of California. By 1874, horse drawn carriages traveled upon newly constructed roads to carry tourists to the top.

We invite you to seek the summit, experience the views, and stop in at the Visitor Center for engaging exhibits and information to help you explore this magnificent park.
 
Location. 37° 52.859′ N, 121° 55.119′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Summit Road and Blackhawk Road, on the right when traveling north on Summit Road. Touch for map. Located in Mount Diablo State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Walnut Creek CA 94598, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. What Are Those Towers For? (a few steps from this marker); Mt Diablo State Park (approx. mile away); Mount Diablo Beacon:
Mount Diablo State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2017
2. Mount Diablo State Park Marker
(approx. mile away); Mount Diablo (approx. mile away); Blackhawk Ranch Quarry (approx. 2.3 miles away); History of Marsh Creek Springs (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Marsh Creek Springs (approx. 3.8 miles away); Whitegate Farm (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
Also see . . .  Mount Diablo State Park. (Submitted on April 29, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Mount Diablo State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2017
3. Mount Diablo State Park Marker
Mount Diablo Summit Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2017
4. Mount Diablo Summit Building
The Summit Building seen from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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