City: Antioch Park: Black Diamond Mines Regional PreserveAlternate URL: Click Here
Join us for a ST PATS day hike be sure to wear your green as we view the awesome green of the parks hillsides. If it isn't hazy we should have views of the central valley and the sierra Appx 5 miles with 500 ft elevation no parking fees during the week disregard the trail notes belowLeader: MARS CAPEN
From Hwy. 4 in Antioch, take Somersville Rd. exit and go south, staying in the left lane as you approach and pass Buchanan Rd. At 1.5 miles, follow Somersville Rd. as it continues straight, while the main road, now called James Donlon Blvd., bends sharply left. (There is a sign here that reads BLACK DIAMOND MINES REGIONAL PARK, and in about a mile for BLACK DIAMOND MINES REGIONAL PRESERVE; both refer to the same place.) At 2.6 miles from Hwy 4, you reach the entrance kiosk, park office, and emergency telephone; continue another .9 mile to a large parking area, right, with an overflow area, left.