Black Diamond Mines

Black Diamond Mines
City: Antioch
Park: Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Wednesday, April 09, 2008 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Come join our resident meteorologist and photographer MARS for a mid week hike in the east county. Lets get out on the hills before they turn brown (this will be the last week they are green)due in part by a very dry spring.

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Trail Notes:

We will be taking the StewartVille Trail just up from the paved staging area. This will be appx 7.5 mile fairly easy hike. There will be a couple of climbs maybe 400 ft? at the most to get over the passes. We will be hiking on fire roads and keep a fairly leisurely pace. There will be a snack stop near the old Stewartville town site. Proceeding on we will loop back on the Homestead, Lark and River View trails getting us back to the staging area. Bring water and snacks. Very little shade on this hike. Cautionary note: Rattle snakes are out now and we will be crossing fenced cattle areas.... dogs are allowed on the hike.

Directions to Trailhead:

from Walnut Creek, 680 north, bare right on to 242 north in Pleasant hill, Take Hyway 4 East towards Stockton. Continue on hwy 4 thru Pittsburgh to Antioch. Take the Somersville exit south. Stay on Somersville all the way into Black Diamond park. Do not make any turns or take any exits off of Somersville. Once into the park you will come to the park kiosk, this will be closed during the week,,, no fees.. continue on up the hill til you can go no father,, parking on the rt. There are restrooms and water available at staging area. Dog friendly.

TrailHead Parking Fee: free during the week

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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Saturday, April 05, 2008.