North Peak seen from Mount Diablo Summit

Mount Diablo North Peak

Mount Diablo Range: landscape with trails between Summit and North Peak (May 2017)

North Peak (3,557 ft., 1,084 m) is located northeast of Mount Diablo Summit (3,849 ft., 1,173 m) in the Diablo Range, a mountain range within the California Coast Ranges. These rugged peaks south of the Carquinez Strait are distinct landmarks of Contra Costa Country. A three-mile-long hiking and mountain biking trail connects the two peaks, leading down to Prospector's Gap and up to the opposite peak. The mixed woodland of oaks and pines includes substantial thickets that gave Mount Diablo its name by a Spanish-to-English mistranslation. Like the Mount Diablo Summit area, North Peak has various transmission towers. A geological map displayed in the Mount Diablo Summit Museum shows that both peaks lie within the Franciscan Complex, a late Mesozoic terrane of heterogeneous rocks found throughout the Coast Ranges.
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