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Iron Horse Trail

Address: Dublin, CA
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
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Owner description: This former railroad track is now a "people-friendly" 23-mile long trail for bikers, hikers, in-line skaters, and horseback riders.
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Costa Rica
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is an excellent trail that stretches through several different cities in the San Francisco Bay area. I love that it has long sections (namely in the San Ramon/Dublin area) that avoid car traffic and regular roads. The trail is well maintained and awesome to rollerblade, bike ride, walk with a stroller, friends or by yourself. I have always felt... More

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san leandro, california
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I live in the east bay and love to come to this trail to bike with my friends or husband. It's flat and goes for miles through Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville. There are multiple places you can turn off and go have a lunch in between or end up with a dinner before you head back. The weather... More

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Dublin, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I live right where the trail starts in Dublin. I can hike along it, for any easy, flat hike as long as I want and make it difficult as I want. The fact it "snakes" through so many communities, means you can stop, eat and get water, etc almost anywhere. The trail is paved and marked every 1/4 of mile,... More

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Reno, NV
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178 reviews 178 reviews
35 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is one of the best and longest bike and walking trails in the East Bay. Named Iron Horse Trail, because it is built along an old railroad path, hence the name Iron Horse. It starts in the north in Walnut Creek and goes south all the way to Dublin, passing through Danville and San Ramon. The trail is basically... More

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Houston, TX
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've walked the trail in the San Ramon area. It's a well maintained paved path that is perfect for a bike, stroller or just a walk. The trail connects to a local park which makes a great place for parking. During the week there were plenty of casual bike enthusiasts as well as nearby professionals taking a break from their... More

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San Jose, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We bike rode this trail in Pleasanton up to the north part of San Ramon. Once we found the "real trail," we very much enjoyed it. It was comfortably crowded, with grasses and wildflowers blooming along the sides of the path. It's pretty level, so no difficult hills here. The downside is the at-grade street crossings (compared to, for example,... More

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Dublin, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very nice, but very sunny, walk. Usually quiet but with a fair number of other walkers and bicycle riders.

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Livermore, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We took a family bike ride from Dublin to San Ramon. The paved path is flat and without bumps/cracks. Crosswalks are safe. The path is clean. There are places to stop and take breaks. People are friendly. We made Whole Foods our destination so we could have lunch after about 5 miles of biking. On the way back, we stopped... More

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Pleasanton, California
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306 reviews 306 reviews
185 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This trail goes along the path of the former railroad, so it's straight and fairly flat. It crosses some creeks and goes through some trees, so it's reasonably scenic. It's probably around 20 miles long, so you can spend a whole day there. A couple things you need to know about. 1. It does cross a few streets. So if... More

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Dublin, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Iron Horse Trail is a well-paved multi-use trail that stretches from Dublin BART to Concord Highway 4. It is excellent for bicycling (and walking) as it does not require street riding. All major road crossings have signals. The Dublin to Danville section is rather boring, straight, and out in the open - it gets hot. Danville to Walnut Creek is... More

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