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Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

5175 Somersville Rd, Antioch, CA 94509-7807
+1 510-544-2750
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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... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Antioch, California
Great place to hike and explore.

If you like hiking and exploring then this is a great option for you. All sorts of historic sites... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Jason B
Oakley, California
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5175 Somersville Rd, Antioch, CA 94509-7807
+1 510-544-2750
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank darjoh
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 30 March 2017 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...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Thank fbrice
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.

Thank Kevin M
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.

Thank KJGreen14
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...More

Thank bigdgunferd
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank Mgrdear
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!

1  Thank WilliamBurnet
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.

Thank Di J
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what are the tour hours during the week? Do we need reservations.?
26 April 2017|
Response from Di J | Reviewed this property |
You don't need reservation. Just pay at the gate. Hours normally from sunrise to sunset