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Iron Horse Trail

Dublin, CA
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Dublin
Type: Hiking Trails, Trails
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
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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San Jose, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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4 reviews 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
97 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Dublin, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I'm a bit phobic about biking in traffic and this trail is ideal. It is a rails to trails paved path and it goes from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station up to Walnut Creek, which is probably a 20 mile ride. I live in Dublin and have biked up to San Ramon many times. I've also ridden BART from Dublin up... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

this is a wonderful trail for walking, running or biking. you can find access in many locations. some of the areas are a bit close to the freeway = loud, but you just keep going and you'll get away from the noise and be close to water or between back yards.

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Tracy, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The Iron Horse Trail (named for the trains that plied this strip of land) is a fantastic miles-long trail for hiking and/or biking that goes for miles through many little cities in Alameda and Contra Costa county. The ride or hike along the old railroad right-of-way can be done at whatever pace you want to set for yourself and many... More

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San Francisco, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
39 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Whether you walk, run or bike, this trails is pretty awesome. It i very well maintained and it keeps going and going and going. I am so lukcy to have this trail right in my backyward. It is always nice to see so many people exercising on the trail or just walking their dogs. For the most part, I feel... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My experience on the Iron Horse Trail was limited to the Walnut Creek area. The trail was super clean and the sights quite varied. If you ride to the BART in Walnut Creek take some time to get off the path and look at the pedestrian bridge that crosses Treat Blvd. It is a real "treat" for the eyes. Pun... More

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