Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Wanted to do the longer loop but got here a little late and my group feared we'd run out of time as the park closes at 5 (they were right). This loop was still pretty cool. Got to see the graveyard and a few of the old mine features. Interesting rock formations and flora on this trail as well. Cool views from the hilltops. Very green right now. A bunch of dog doo on the path, though. Watch your step. I will definitely be coming back to this park to see more.

Definitely a great place to go for a day hike or a little history lesson. I had no idea this place existed, let alone used to be a coal mining town in the 1800’s. I did the black diamond loop trail. After the cemetery I took a right at the fork. Not sure which way is easier because it seemed as though both ways had an equal amount of inclines and declines. 6 miles round trip and it was definitely good workout. I’m Will definitely be back to actually explore the coal mining tunnels.

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muddy
9 days ago

Rookie mistake, hiking the day after a rainy day. It was extremely muddy which made it almost impossible to walk in.. the cow prints made it incredibly difficult and now I’m really sore. My dog needs a bath

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20 days ago

No rewarding view. All of the highest points of elevation are private property.

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rocky
27 days ago

Great hike, lot of wildlife. Just make sure you bring good boots since it gets muddy in the first section. Good time nonetheless with great weather.

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no shade
2 months ago

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no shade
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Did hike on a windy day. It was not all that much fun. Easy hike made more challenging by the heavy wind. Would probably not do same loop again, the hills were not very interesting

hiking
2 months ago

confusing towards the end but it's not easy it should be rated as moderate

hiking
2 months ago

it should me moderate not easy

Decent amount of shade and easy to stay on course.

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bugs
no shade
3 months ago

The trail was beautiful. It had a lot of different trees, and a variety of scenery. There were nice historical structures. The trail did not have much shade, but did have some rest spots. The incline itself was a little harsh, but coming back downhill was much easier. Make sure to bring some water, and cool clothing.

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rocky
3 months ago

Fantastic hike with beautiful hills grassland and forest. History at every stop. Didn't make the visitors center, I think it's only open weekends. l will come back and explore more.

Gorgeous views but totally exposed. Still, a great up and down trail loop that was easy to follow.

Awesome Trail.

mountain biking
no shade
4 months ago

Very clean bathrooms but has no shade and some steep up hill that can be a bit treacherous for a non-experienced biker.

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over grown
4 months ago

I enjoyed this hike though a good portion is on a fire trail. Cool sights but a bit overgrown on deer trails in a few spots. A few neat spots to stop and take in some views. Star mine is on the loop portion. Would recommend.

Best views of the 4 Black Diamond trails I've hiked. Some pretty steep spots, had to walk the bike for a mile or so, uphill. 80-someghing degrees.. some shade and mosty good breeze. Take plenty of water. 3 hours to hike, with some time out for the panoramic views of the Delta.

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