Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Antioch
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Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve is located in Antioch. Put Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve into our Antioch vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Antioch.
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Las vistas que tiene este parque son grandiosas, ideal para un dia de campo con familia y/o amigos. si te gusta caminar y eres amantes de las vistas panoramicas este es un lugar ideal, ya que al subir... read more »Having this park are great, ideal for picnic with family or friends. If you like to walk and you are lovers of the panoramic views this is ideal, since to climb some of the hills that has this park you maravillaras you with the views.show original
I was really impressed with what the Regional Park service has done with these mines. Our guide was really informative and if you are interested in the history and economic development of the Bay Area... read more »
There are mine tours given hourly on the weekends. It is well lworth the visit to tour the mines. There is also a small giftshop and museum of sort. It was a very interesting part of Bay Area History ... read more »
A great place to hike... although best not to do on a hot day. This place is full of history! There is a large cave which I think is open to the public for tours and other small mine shafts scattered about in the hills. If you're up for a decent hike, there is also larger horizontal shaft that is open to the public if you go up over the ridge into the large valley beyond it.
Miles and Miles of trails, great for mountain biking or hiking. This place is full of history about the old coal miner days of Antioch. They even still offer a tour of an old mine. Plenty of wildlife out here with historic site littered throughout the park. You will come across old town sites and history plaques giving you the story of this very interesting time. Best part is this place is in our backyard, just minutes from the freeway this is a quick easy place to reach with a remote feel. Once you are in the park you'd think you were hundreds of miles from civilization. I recommend this site, great views from the hill tops and great stories of the past, even a ghost story of the white witch. Check it out.
Very nice park! Beautiful views, nice trails, much to see and do. Beautiful all seasons. I've seen much wildlife too. It's also nice to get out of the suburbs and surrounding cities. Caution: be careful around cows, especially if they have calves. I've also seen a steer or two. I've seen a cow chase a woman and her dog because it perceived them as a threat. They also got threatened by my baby in a stroller. Yikes! Also the occasional rattle snake. Saw one stretched on a trail, one blended into scenery next to a rock under a shady tree I wanted to sit next to. Yet I've been here dozens of times safely!
A Sunday must for us! The tours are great, parking is like 5 bucks, wonderful places to hike no cell service which is always kind of a great relif. Kids love the caves, cemetery, hills. Well if you just let the kids loose they email have a wonderful time!
Well worth the drive out to Antioch, if coming from other parts of the Bay Area. The varied trails, mine tour and views are amazing. For summer months, bring plenty of water, as the exposed ridges and general area get quite hot.
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