Beautiful Black Diamond

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$5 per vehicle park entrance fee.
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Antioch, Contra Costa County

An outing that includes a historic cemetery, ancient fossils, geological wonders, a ghost town, and one of the Bay Area’s best wildflower displays. Who could ask for more?

Join Karen Synowiec to explore the Chaparral Loop, Coal Canyon, Nortonville, and Rosehill Cemetery. The natural landscape immediately to the east of this beautiful park is at high risk of development. Check out our new At Risk Report.

Photo: Joan Hamilton

Outing Leaders:
Karen Synowiec
Total Distance:
This is a moderate hike of about 6 miles with several hundred feet in elevation gain
Weather Policy:

Rain cancels

Where to Meet:

We’ll assemble in the upper parking lot at the end of Somersville Road. There is a restroom and water fountain at the trailhead.

Leaders Note:

Bring lunch, liquids, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or call him at (415) 543-6771 x321.


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