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Best trails in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

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Looking for a great trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, California? AllTrails has 31 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve ranging from 1.5 to 12 miles and from 246 to 1,610 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The East Bay Regional Park District began acquiring land for Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the early 1970s. Today, most of the mining district is within the Preserve's nearly 6,096 acres. The area is an ideal location for hiking, picnicking and nature study. Naturalists conduct a variety of programs relating the Preserve's natural and historic resources.

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#1 - Nortonville and Black Diamond Loop
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Note: This parking lot is currently closed due to COVID-19. However, the lower parking lot at Sydney Flat is open and you can walk the extra distance to the trailhead from there. Once a booming coal Show more
#2 - Chapparal, Manhattan Canyon Black Diamond Mines Loop
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Note: This parking lot is currently closed due to COVID-19. However, the parking lot at Sydney Flat is open and you can walk the extra distance to the trailhead from there. It wasn't always like thiShow more
#3 - Miner's Trail
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
Note: This parking lot is currently closed due to COVID-19. However, the parking lot at Sydney Flat is open and you can walk the extra distance to the trailhead from there. A nice introduction to theShow more
#4 - Nortonville, Coal Canyon, Black Diamond, Manhattan, and Chaparral Loop
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Note: This parking lot is currently closed due to COVID-19. However, the parking lot at Sydney Flat is open and you can walk the extra distance to the trailhead from there. Park Features: Black DiamoShow more
#5 - Stewartville and Ridge Trail Loop
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Stewartville and Ridge Trail Loop is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Antioch, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#6 - Star Mine Trail
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
Star Mine Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Antioch, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#7 - Chaparral, Ridge, and Stewartville Loop
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Note: This parking lot is currently closed due to COVID-19. However, the parking lot at Sydney Flat is open and you can walk the extra distance to the trailhead from there. Beautiful scenery and diveShow more
#8 - Black Diamond Mines Ridge Trail Loop
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
Black Diamond Mines Ridge Trail Loop is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Antioch, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nShow more
#9 - Peacock Ridge
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
Peacock Ridge is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clayton, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is acShow more
#10 - Ridge Trail to Prospect Tunnel
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 8 m
Note: This parking lot is currently closed due to COVID-19. However, the parking lot at Sydney Flat is open and you can walk the extra distance to the trailhead from there. Hike to Prospect Tunnel, aShow more
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