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Iron Horse Trail

Dublin, CA
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Ranked #1 of 7 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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Dublin, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
7 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 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
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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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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277 reviews 277 reviews
170 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
18 reviews 18 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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