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Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

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Address: 5175 Somersville Rd, Antioch, CA 94509-7807
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Black Diamond Mines - a nice walk

I live nearby and we've visited a couple of times sticking to the main walkways. It's not a tough walk. We plan to go again and take the actual mine tour. The area is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
darjoh
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Antioch, California
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Antioch, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live nearby and we've visited a couple of times sticking to the main walkways. It's not a tough walk. We plan to go again and take the actual mine tour. The area is beautiful especially in spring when the surrounding hills are green. The displays at the mine entrance make for an interesting visit even if you don't do... More 

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Oakley, California
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like hiking and exploring then this is a great option for you. All sorts of historic sites and places. Add to that mine tours which give you something not found anywhere else in the bay area. Its also very close home for anyone in the east bay or solano county. Just make sure you watch your belongings as... More 

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Thank Jason B
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew such an interesting site was just off Highway 4 (the Delta Hwy.)? There are underground mine tunnels, display cases and guided tours explaining the history of the 'Black Diamond (coal) mine. We took our 10 year old twins and their friends on their birthday to wonder at this historical site. Dress warm it's cool there!

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Thank Craig M
Pittsburg, California
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are quite a few trails to hike and depending where and high you go up, you will be awarded with some amazing views of the east bay. Bring plenty of water since water points are few and far in between. Also, if you bring your phone to take pictures, keep in mind there are dead spots, bringing a portable... More 

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Thank fbrice
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you can go when the mine is open I would highly recommend that, besides that there are lots of trails of different levels to experience.

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Thank Kevin M
Oakley, California
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

The hike up to the old cemetery was worth it. Views are fantastic! Always well maintained trails. Will go again soon.

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Thank KJGreen14
California
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is part of the East Bay Regional Park District so is well-maintained and eco-friendly. There is an old coal mine, for which the park is named, and the entrance has been rebuilt and shored up so you can go down into the mine, when it s open, and not worry about coal dust or other hazards. There are miles... More 

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Thank bigdgunferd
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Grandsons really enjoyed hike into the mine. So cool inside compared to hot day outside. Really interesting view into history of East Contra Costa County.

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Thank Mgrdear
Concord, California
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Up on the hills you can see really far and it has a Boot-hill old West style cemetery...Good for trekking!

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34 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

we love here. Our dogs love here too. you got hills, creeks and grassland. It's beautiful and different time of year offers different views.

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