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Black Diamond Mines Hike

Join us on a hike through two old, abandoned mining ghost towns (Sommersville and Stewartville). Back in the mid 1800s to the early 1900s the Black Diamond mining towns were the most productive coal mines in the state of California and supported the construction of San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento. We will be able to tour an old sand mine, hike up a trail that was used by miners to travel between Sommersville and Stewartville, visit Rose Hill Cemetery and enjoy a great view of the Stewartville Valley.

For those of you that would like to stay after the hike and have lunch together, bring something to share and please post it in the comments so we don't duplicate.

Note: This hike is rated MODERATE +++ since the total elevation gain is approximately 1800 ft and the hike is 7.5 miles. Please remember to bring plenty of water, sturdy hiking shoes and hiking poles if you use them. There is a $5 per car parking fee unless you get in the gate before 9am, the attendant isn't usually there till after 9am. This hike is being combined with another Meetup group Diablo Valley Discovery Hikers.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Kirk , Yet another Top Notch outdoor event !!

    March 10, 2014

  • Melissa p.

    How can u bring 45 people then say its full thats not right i eant to come

    March 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Melissa, in the description of the hike at the bottom I mention "This hike is being combined with another Meetup group Diablo Valley Discovery Hikers". It only took about 3 days for this hike to fill up from this other group, very sorry but they are a very active hiking group and they RSVP quickly.

      March 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I have to work this saturday

    February 24, 2014

  • Carolyn

    This is a great hike that I really enjoy! So sorry I have to work Saturdays so I can't make it. Maybe you can plan a hike on a Sunday soon?? Have fun!

    February 23, 2014

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