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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

Awesome location for solitude or hiking with friends. Great any season. Can go over hills all the... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Violet L
Antioch, California
via mobile
Under construction

One of the visitors centers was closed for construction, the other one was cute but super small... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Brentwood, California
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5175 Somersville Rd, Antioch, CA 94509-7807
+1 510-544-2750
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome location for solitude or hiking with friends. Great any season. Can go over hills all the way too mt diablo. Take water when hiking, also great picnic spot

Thank Violet L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

One of the visitors centers was closed for construction, the other one was cute but super small. The walk to the cemetery was long. Off to the mine for the tour. Little table for the kids to do some activity books to become Jr rangers....More

Thank Snakewrangler
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend the mine tour. My youngest son finally turned 7 and was old enough to go on the tour. I called about a month in advance to book reservations for a group of 10 of us - 3 generations in our family. The...More

Thank Pambers1
Reviewed 10 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 13 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
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26 April 2017|
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Response from fbrice | Reviewed this property |
Looks like DJ already beat me to it but yeah, pay the fee and away you go. Now if you are wanting to save money and don't mind a hike, enter near contra loma park and follow the trail from there. Free parking and eventually... More