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Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

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Address: 5175 Somersville Rd, Antioch, CA 94509
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Great Park for Kids and Dogs

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Di J
Pittsburg, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I first moved to Antioch California in 2000. After settling in I started taking my family camping to state parks like Mount diablo State Park and Brannon Island State Park. These parks are great because they have parking stalls for your vehicles at the camping area. The park also has East Bay Regional Park District Police patrolling the area for... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I was really impressed with what the Regional Park service has done with these mines. Our guide was really informative and if you are interested in the history and economic development of the Bay Area it is astonishing to learn what an impact these hidden mines had on everything from powering 40% of gold rush era San Francisco to providing... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

There are mine tours given hourly on the weekends. It is well lworth the visit to tour the mines. There is also a small giftshop and museum of sort. It was a very interesting part of Bay Area History that has been preserved. If it is not too hot there is a trail leading up the the cemettry. Lots of... More 

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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The park itself can be a bit boring if you are unprepared. 5 towns are now gone, lost in the open fields. Underground museum is awesome. There are some great hikes with Vistas of Mt. Diablo you won't find anywhere. Spring is the best time to visit, it can get really hot, and full of rattle snakes. If you are... More 

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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Black Diamond Coal fields were established in 1865. First coal and then sand were mined here. This regional park is a beautiful place to hike, bike, or just sit under an old oak and eat lunch. There are tours of the historical mines and the old Rose Hill Cemetery to visit. Great place for young and old. If you... More 

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Pittsburg, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a great place to hike and learn about coal mining in the hills. You can visit Rose Hill Cemetery or go in the former coal mines which became sand mines. You can also hike to the old town sites.

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