Apr 14, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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Black Diamond is located in Contra Costa County, south of Pittsburg and Antioch. Take Highway 4 to the Somersville Road exit in Antioch, then drive south (toward the hills) on Somersville Road to the Preserve entrance. We will start the hike from the main parking lot.
The hike is about 7.6 miles, about 5 hours.
Please bring enough water, snacks and your camera for the hike.
I won't be providing any supplies.
'This loop from Nortonville to Stewartville, two long-vanished mining towns, is like a trip back in time. Where eager miners pried coal loose from deep underground with clanging picks and shovels, only mine tailings and tunnels remain today. Other echoes of the Old West are grassy valleys dotted with grazing cows and sweeping vistas from high ridgetops.
Weintraub, David; Pease, Ben [masked]). Top Trails: San Francisco Bay Area: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone (Kindle Locations[masked]). Wilderness Press. Kindle Edition. '