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Hike at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

  • Apr 20, 2014 · 11:30 AM

Hi all,
This will be around 8 mile moderate hike at this beautiful park with lunch/nap at a beautiful secluded grassy area with shade. Supposed to be warm on Sunday.

Hike Highlights: Mines, possibly wines, views, green rolling hills, flowers, cows, chocolates and fun people :)





Bring enough water [going to be about 80 degrees], lunch and something to share if u like [tastier snack gets you more friends ;)].

Also bring headlamp or flashlight if you like to explore part of a tunnel [prospect tunnel]. It seems 200ft of that tunnel is open to public.

Meet at the trail head parking lot at 11:30AM [It's the parking lot at the end of the road, not the one at the park office]

Directions and meeting location:
From SF/Oakland: Take 24 East and at the 680 interchange, exit Ygnacio Valley Road (exit 46b). Drive east on Ygnacio Valley Road about 8 miles, then the road changes into Kirker Pass. Continue about 5 miles on Kirker Pass to the junction with Buchanan. Turn right and drive about 3 miles to Somersville Road. Turn right and drive to the park entrance. Park at the parking lot at the end of the road.

From South bay: Take 680 North and exit to Ygnacio Valley Road and follow the directions above.

Google maps will probably take you through hiway 4 which is a bit faster, but the directions above is more scenic and a few mins slower.

Approx. GPS to the trailhead parking lot: N[masked] W[masked]



I think there is a $5 fee for parking there.
Dogs are permitted in the park [I think there is a $2 fee for dogs] :)

After the hike, we can have dinner/drinks either at Clayton or Walnut creek along the way if there is interest :)

See u there! :)

Disclaimer: Its your own responsibility to look after yourself on the hike if u decide to join us. You assume all the risks including sharing my food ;)

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  • Faith

    My first meetup hike, fun!
    Thanks, Rattle Sekar!

    April 21, 2014

  • JungHak L.

    What a day! It was hot day in Antioch, but the nap time during the lunch was really sweet.

    Thanks Sekar for organizing this event! I look forward to next one.

    April 20, 2014

  • David N.

    Lot's of fun!

    April 20, 2014

  • janelle

    Not going to make it. Forgot my wallet and too low on gas.

    April 20, 2014

  • Rez

    Who wants to Carpool? I have room for 4 from Oakland.

    April 18, 2014

    • Chris

      Are you still looking for carpool?

      April 20, 2014

  • luvmunky

    Have one or possibly two spots for ride from Trader Joes on Hyde and California, if you don't mind staying for dinner after :)
    Email me at [masked] or text me at[masked]

    April 19, 2014

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