Back to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

October 11, 2015
Antioch, CA
Hikers: Cathy, Laura
Distance: 8.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,118 ft.

Black Diamond is best hiked in winter - just too hot any other time of year.

A new meaning to "The Golden State".

Getting in the Halloween spirit. 

Nature's art in sandstone.

We had some scrambling to do, before we reached the perfect spot for our egg break. :)

View of Rose Hill Cemetery.

Carving of an eagle?

No honey, it's Antioch. 

Looks like someone took a knife and sliced this rock in half. 

Gotta take it... looks too interesting not to.

More of nature's art.


Prehistoric dumbbell!


Nortonville Trail, Stewartville Trail, Pittsburg Mine Trail, Chaparral Loop Trail, Ridge Trail, Miner's Trail, Star Mine Trail, Lower Oil Canyon Trail, Oil Canyon Trail, Upper Oil Canyon Trail, plus a few unnamed trails. 

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