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Back Creek Trail

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1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
59% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,594' 486 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,322' 708 m
Low: 728' 222 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 48% (26°)

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Trail shared by Miguel Vieira

This trail up Back Creek is a secluded way to access the high country around Mount Diablo.

Miguel Vieira

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

Where Back Creek Road descends to Back Creek, the Back Creek Trail follows the creek south toward Mount Diablo. Run through oaks and chaparral along Back Creek. The flowers next to the creek are excellent in the spring. After about a mile, the trail climbs steeply through chaparral to Murchio Gap, where it ends at Meridian Ridge Fire Road.

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A view from our lunch spot on the Meridian Ridge Fire Road.
Dec 20, 2015 near Clayton, CA
Eagle Peak seen from Back Creek Trail.
Nov 22, 2017 near Clayton, CA

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