Black Diamond

Black Diamond
City: Antioch
Park: Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 9:00 AM
CarPool meets @ 8:15 AM

Event Notes:

Fairly easy hike. Similar to this past Wednesdays hike with the exception of the starting location (please see direction notes). We are avoiding the main park entrance fee with the trail head on Frederickson in Antioch. Its going to be hot today so bring plenty of water/fluids as there is little shade on the hike. There are short cut trails along the way if you need to turn back before the main group. Dog friendly , 7.5 hike

Leader: MARS CAPEN
Email: [email protected]


Trail Notes:

Starting at the homestead trail head on Frederickson doing a counter clock loop through Black Diamond Park. Appx. 7.5 miles with a couple of climbs 400-500 ft. This is a reasonable easy hike. Little shade. Dog friendly.


Directions to Trailhead:

from Walnut Creek, 680 north,merge right on to 242 north in Pleasant hill, Take Highway 4 East towards Stockton. Continue on hwy 4 thru Pittsburgh to Antioch. Take the "A" Street "lone Tree" exit. Go right/south on Lone Tree.continue on lone tree past James Donlon Blvd. Make a right on Golf Course Road and go past the Lone Tree Country club. Right turn on Frederickson Lane. Go all the way to the end, your will see cars parked there with the entrance to the trails. (do not make a right turn and go into Contra Loma Park)

TrailHead Parking Fee: No fee

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CarPool Directions to Civic Executive Center:

From Antioch/Pittsburg, take Hwy 4 West to Hwy 680 South. Take the North Main Street exit in Walnut Creek (exit #47). Bear SOUTHbound on North Main Street (right lane) (or rightt turn if you reach the stop light). You will cross back over the freeway. Get into the far left hand lane. Turn left onto Parkside Drive (stop light), then right turn onto North Civic Drive (2nd stoplight). Pass 7-11 on the right. Next driveway after the stoplight is 201 N Civic Drive. Turn right into parking lot.

From San Ramon/Dublin, take Hwy 680 North towards Walnut Creek. Or from Berkeley/Orinda, take Hwy 24 East towards Walnut Creek. Exit at Ygnacio Valley Road. At bottom of offramp (stoplight) turn right onto Ygnacio Valley Road, follow until you reach Civic Drive. Left at Civic. Drive about a block, turn left into the Civic Executive Center lot (3 story building).


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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Tuesday, April 08, 2008.