|Mt Diablo North Peak, viewed from South Peak|
|South Gate road: 11 miles to the top|
South Gate road is mostly quite exposed, with big views. Its relatively mellow grade (5%ish) makes it easy to just put the bike into a gear and spin up the hill. I was pleasantly surprised to reach the junction (with Summit Road) with energy in reserve. After a water break, we headed up the final three miles up to the summit.
|Big views at the summit|
|View from Mt Diablo south peak|
|Mt Diablo South Gate route map|