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“Great walk/hike with doggies”

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Antioch
Certificate of Excellence
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Brentwood, California
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154 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great walk/hike with doggies”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

$5.00 for vehicles. Additional $2.00 for each dog.

It is beautiful. There are really no doggie baggies available in the area. Please bring baggies.

Visited February 2012
3 Thank tiglao
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English first
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Historic and Beautiful”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Take a trip to the past. Tour a mine, take a hike to an old cemetery or hike through the hills. Outstanding history and outdoor recreation.

Thank SkyHy
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Antioch, California
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Historical Experience....”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

This place is so big and so full of historical and outdoor fun. You can actually go into the mines to see what it was like for the miners. Bring warm clothes for the mines even if it's hot outside.

1 Thank hapinretired
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San Jose, California
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157 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Easy hiking trails, mines, ghost town, small museum”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

My son has a fondness for caves and mines, so when we found out this county park (take the Somerville off Hwy. 4) had mines, a ,mine tour (Late spring and summer) a pioneer cemetery, and a museum, we were alll about a trip. As we entered the park, we passed a "ghost town"" (not part of the park, but visible from the road) that was picturesque and everything you'd expect. The visitors center offers a museum, and maps to the mines. We walked about a mile to the old silica mine entrance, closed but you could walk into the entrance a few feet. The larger Eureka mine is being renovated for tours, but really is a nice place for the kids to see the low ceilings and how the mining cars must have gone up and down the mine shaft. The mueeum wasnt open the day we visited, but we'd like go back., Our kids are 8; children over 12 might not be as excited about seeing a mine entrance. They also wanted to see the pioneer cemetery, which is two miles straight up (bring water). There were morectrails for hiking and wildlife and former town sites. Antioch is a small town with the usual malls and fast ood chains, a small roller skating rink, bowling alley and paint ball business. If you live somewhere in the Ba Area, it's a fun day trip, or an overnight.

Visited December 2011
2 Thank TrixieBelle
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