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Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

5175 Somersville Rd, Antioch, CA 94509-7807
+1 510-544-2750
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Wonderful tour

The newly upgraded Hazel Atlas Mine Tour is fantastic! Can't recommend it highly enough. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SightseeingGal
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Oakland, California
Fun and relaxing outdoor history lesson

We stopped by here on one of the two days we spent in the area looking for something fun to do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Esprit1st
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McMinnville, Oregon
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5175 Somersville Rd, Antioch, CA 94509-7807
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"regional park"
in 7 reviews
"the east bay"
in 7 reviews
"contra costa county"
in 4 reviews
"great place for a hike"
in 3 reviews
"bring water"
in 5 reviews
"different levels"
in 3 reviews
"short hike"
in 4 reviews
"visitor center"
in 5 reviews
"great park"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 3 reviews
"guided tour"
in 4 reviews
"coal mine"
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"cemetery"
in 25 reviews
"diablo"
in 5 reviews
"sandstone"
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"history"
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"picnic"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The newly upgraded Hazel Atlas Mine Tour is fantastic! Can't recommend it highly enough. Our guide, Sonja, was great. You won't believe what's inside that mountain! It does require a bit of an uphill hike to get to (less than a quarter mile), and claustrophobes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here on one of the two days we spent in the area looking for something fun to do. This is a great park that invites for some interesting history of the mining towns. The park is only attended during the weekends, but...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem located in Antioch. Gorgeous scenery on nice trials for hikes, from easy to intermediate hikes. Attended an Open House at the Black Diamond Mine. The mine was a fun learning experience, highly recommend it. Will return back to schedule a guided tour.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Had never visited here before, and was really pleased to be here when the hills are green and lovely and inviting for wandering. Walked up to the old cemetery and then around a few of the other trails but didn't have time for the extended...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

My husband and I have hiked here numerous times. There always seems to be other hikers there as well. It’s best to go in the morning before the heat of the day sets in. Please be aware of your surroundings. There are mountain lions. We...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The kids in my son's grade had a blast! We split into smaller groups for the guided mine tour and then hike to the cemetery for a scavenger hunt!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Was an awesome place to go hiking and exploring and see the old caves that they have open during part of the year.

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We love hiking here. There are numerous trails to take from easy to more challenging. If you go during the week there is usually no fee for parking.

Thank kelsladean
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This place allows dogs which is great. There are a few more scenic hikes and the best one is the Chaparral Loop, which is uphill but short, mostly sandstone. You can add more loops if you want to make it longer. There are some very...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

My husband and I booked the Black a diamond mine tour as an effort to try and see a new Bay Area attraction each weekend. Both of grew up here and have hiked the park once before. We are big fans of the EBRPD as...More

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lorriane145
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
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