360° VR Panoramas of the San Francisco Bay Area
Parklands East of Mount Diablo
Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, California


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Black Diamond Mines Headquarters

Black Diamond Mines Headquarters

A few restored buildings from the old coal mining towns have been restored and grouped together at the park headquarters.

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, near Antioch, California

Date photographed: January 16, 2012
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Site of the coal mining town of Somersville

Site of the coal mining town of Somersville

The site of the nineteenth century coal mining town of Somersville north of Mount Diablo.

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, near Antioch, California

Date photographed: January 16, 2012
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Morgan Territory trailhead

Morgan Territory trailhead

The trailhead at Morgan Territory Preserve southeast of Mount Diablo, gives access to a network of trails through this former ranchland.

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, California

Date photographed: February 2, 2009
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Blue oak forest

Blue oak forest

The arid hills east of Mount Diablo feature blue oak forest. The trees are semi-deciduous, mostly bare in midwinter.

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, California

Date photographed: February 2, 2009
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Stone corral at Morgan Territory

Stone corral at Morgan Territory

On the Stone Corral Trail in the Morgan Territory Preserve, a reminder of the land's ranching heritage. Large valley oaks in the grasslands contrast with the diminutive blue oaks on the ridges.

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, California

Date photographed: February 2, 2009
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Coyote Trail at Morgan Territory

Coyote Trail at Morgan Territory

The Coyote Trail in the Morgan Territory Preserve dips down from the grassy ridgetops into a steep-sided arroyo with chaparral and live oak forest.

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, California

Date photographed: February 2, 2009
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