Rose Hill Cemetery and Lower Chaparral Loop

Antioch, California 94509

Rose Hill Cemetery and Lower Chaparral Loop

Rose Hill Cemetery and Lower Chaparral Loop Professional Review and Guide

"A duo of trails in this former coal-mining district lead hikers to a historic cemetery and among the dark shafts that yielded black diamonds to the miners who worked them. Views of Suisun Bay and a walk on smooth sandstone punctuate the trails. The riches gleaned these days from Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve include nuggets of history and snapshots of an engaging landscape. But in bygone times these steep hills and canyons yielded fortunes to miners carving black diamonds—coal—from the earth. These two trails showcase some of the shafts from which miners extracted their livelihoods, and the cemetery that documents the deaths of workers and families who were pioneers in the foothills of Diablo."

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Trail Information

Antioch
Nearby City
2.2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Local Contacts
USGS Antioch South
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018