Black Diamond

Black Diamond
City: Antioch
Park: Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Saturday, April 04, 2009 @ 9:00 AM
CarPool meets @ 8:15 AM

Event Notes:

DOT NOT go by the trail notes below...we will meet at the trail head on Frederickson lane in ANTIOCH 7 miles 80% sun (unless we get lucky and have a few clouds this weekend)it dry out here so Bring water ( a camera if U have one)as it will be warm but not hot yet. We are getting close to the times when snakes will be out so heads up for those guys. we will do a clock wise loop of appx 7 miles. Its fairly easy if you have been a regular hiker over the past month. a couple of hills ( one of about 400 ft). We will be on the Stewartville Trail for more than 1/2 the hike. Will take a rest/water/snack/potty break at the StewartVille Camp site near the old town site of StewartVille. At the summit we will pick up the Carbondale trail and head north to meet the River View trail. From there connect with the LARK and Homestead loop trails and back to the starting point. This is a dog friendly preserve.

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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 Trader Joe's:

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