Diablo Foothills Regional Park
Visited on May 6, 2022
Diablo Foothills has fabulous rock formations, cool woodsy paths and far-reaching panoramic views. I was very lucky to get low morning clouds just as I arrived and rushed to take a few shots as they floated over the hills before disappearing. Patches of spring wildflowers were still going strong, while some hills were clearly making their summer transition to yellow.
From February to August, part of the park is inaccessible to protect nesting peregrine falcons. There’s still plenty of miles to explore despite the closure especially as Mt. Diablo State Park and Walnut Creek Open Space are right next door.
The interactive map at Native Land Digital reveals the indigenous people of the Diablo Foothills and the surrounding area were the Me-Wuk (Bay Miwok), Yokuts, Lisjan and Muwekma.