Exploring the Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, part of the East Bay Regional Park District within the Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Overall, the East Bay Regional Park District includes 65 parks spanning more than 100,000 acres with 1,100 miles of trails. With the onset of winter and snow in the mountains, these regional parks which are often too hot during the summer months, are prime areas for wintry day hikes. In the past years, I've been to a number of the East Bay Regional Parks, but this is my first hike within the Black Diamond Mines Regional Park. On the heels of the latest storms, Geno, Dick and I encountered crisp blue skies above soft colored hillsides of golden grass and phenomenal views of the east bay and central valley. Discover more about the Black Diamond Mines Regional Park using a Google search.
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