San Francisco: Mitchell Canyon Loop

This 7.3-mile loop over Eagle Peak offers panoramic views, from nearby Mt. Diablo to the Pacific Ocean.
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This 7.3-mile loop over Eagle Peak offers panoramic views, from nearby Mt. Diablo to the Pacific Ocean.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.0

Waypoints

MCL001

Location: 37.9200325012207, -121.942016601562

Head W from trailhead up Mitchell Canyon Rd.

MCL002

Location: 37.9195518493652, -121.942283630371

L @ 3-way onto Coulter Pine Trail

MCL003

Location: 37.9183349609375, -121.940269470215

Straight through 4-way

MCL004

Location: 37.918083190918, -121.939315795898

R @ 3-way onto Eagle Peak Trail

MCL005

Location: 37.9165344238281, -121.939453125

L @ 3-way

MCL006

Location: 37.9159164428711, -121.939483642578

R @ 3-way

MCL007

Location: 37.9124183654785, -121.936515808105

Detour: L @ 3-way for view of Mt. Diablo and possible hawk sightings

MCL008

Location: 37.9101486206055, -121.93724822998

R @ Y

MCL009

Location: 37.9067840576172, -121.936080932617

L @ 3-way

MCL010

Location: 37.9028244018555, -121.937873840332

Bear L @ Y for Eagle Peak Summit (2,369 ft.)

MCL011

Location: 37.8948669433594, -121.929573059082

R @ 4-way onto Meridian Ridge Trail (toward Deer Flat)

MCL012

Location: 37.8887825012207, -121.93367767334

R @ Y onto Mitchell Canyon Rd. (dirt road), watch mountain bikes

MCL013

Location: 37.8953437805176, -121.941871643066

Look L for Cave

MCL014

Location: 37.9204788208008, -121.941627502441

Straight through 3-way, return to trailhead