Mangini Ranch is a property acquired in 2006 by Save Mt. Diablo, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the land around Mt. Diablo. The ranch is 208 acres, and contains the headwaters of Galindo Creek.
The property has been used in the past for ranching, and was a tempting target for developers for quite a while.
Fortunately for us, the Mangini family decided to sell the property to SMD, and now we can hike the property and observe nearly 600 species of birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, plants and arthropods.
Save Mt. Diablo likes to donate their properties to the state to be incorporated in to the greater Mt. Diablo State park, but due to budget cutbacks at the state level, the park can not currently maintain any additional properties. As a result, SMD maintains the properties until the state resources open up.
Currently, the only way to hike this property is through a guided hike by SMD. I am a hike leader for SMD, and I and other SMD volunteers lead hikes here. For a full calendar of hikes on this property, and other SMD properties, please visit the SMD calendar.