Black Diamond Mines

Subterranean Adventure at Black Diamond Mines

Date:
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time:
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost:
$5 per vehicle park entrance fee.
Place:
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Antioch, Contra Costa County

There’s gold in them thar hills! (Or at least coal and sand.) Join us for a guided tour of the underground workings of what was once the most important coal field in California.

The park is adjacent to the Sand Creek area of Antioch, where Greenbelt Alliance is working to preserve a precious natural landscape from unwise development.

Photo: East Bay Regional Park District via Flickr

Total Distance:
This is an easy hike of about one mile with a couple hundred feet in elevation gain from the parking area to mine entrance.
Weather Policy:

Outing will proceed, rain or shine.

Where to Meet:

We’ll assemble at the parking area at the end of Somersville Road. There are restrooms and water nearby.

 

Leaders Note:

Wear good hiking shoes and dress in layers. It will be hot outside and cool underground. If you have questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone (415) 543-6771 (ext 321).

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