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Address: , Dublin, CA
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Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
Description: This former railroad track is now a "people-friendly" 23-mile long trail...
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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A fun afternoon!

My husband & I use the trail every once in awhile & last Saturday we cycled from Dublin to San Ramon where we got on the trail from there. We cycled our way past Alamo & headed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Erin F
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Dublin, California
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Dublin, California
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I use the trail every once in awhile & last Saturday we cycled from Dublin to San Ramon where we got on the trail from there. We cycled our way past Alamo & headed back to Danville for lunch & then home. Easy access to restaurants & stores off of the trail when you pass through the... More 

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you want to clear your head and get a good workout at the same time, just walk on the Iron Horse Trail in beautiful San Ramon Valley. I must've walked at least 50 miles over a period and feel so much better for it!! Just DO IT!!

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I think the entire Iron Horse Trail is good for biking. It has a straight paved trail that runs through multiple cities. If you're going along a part of the trail that runs through San Ramon though, you should definitely bring a hat and water bottle, because there's way fewer trees along the trail.

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Pleasanton, California
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77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I walk this trail at least once a week. It's a HUGE trail. Not too difficult, but a great place to walk, run or ride a bike. It's pretty busy, so great if you go alone. Lot's of smiles and hi's along the way.

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San Ramon, California
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Iron Horse Trail is my go-to place for a fast and fun hike in the wilderness. In the 20 some years i've hiked the hills i've enjoyed at least 7 trails - all a good work out, all well-maintained, all filled with beautiful views of the San Ramon Valley and at the top of the ridge, down East through miles... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Currently about 30 miles of paved walking biking trail from Pleasanton north to Concord. Any portion has sections that intersect with streets and highways but all well marked pedestrian crossings. Also interesects with other trails ie: Contra Costa Canal Trail. safe, pleasant and easy for any age.

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Alamo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Iron Horse Trail has always been one of my favorites because of its location, diversity of trail life, and range of environments. By far the most beautiful area is between Walnut Creek and Danville, nestled between fields and large trees and and bordered by large houses with dogs, horses, and chickens. Everybody is there- lakers, bikers, strollers, kids, seniors,... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice hike/bike route from Pleasanton to Walnut creek and beyond. For a big part separated from the normal roads.

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Pleasanton, California
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is an easy trail to ride. We rode from Dublin to Walnut Creek and back. On our way back, we stopped in Danville for lunch before continuing back to Dublin. The trail can get very busy during weekend mornings

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San Luis Obispo, California
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Jog, bike, walk, stroll, skate. Whatever your preference, this 20+ mile-long paved former railroad right of way offers a wonderful experience through a mix of suburban, riparian, and meadowland. Perfect for a serious workout in the modes cited above, or for a long relaxing walk/jog/bike. Great for families and groups. There are just a few narrow areas and bridges, but... More 

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