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Iron Horse Trail

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Address: Dublin, CA
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This former railroad track is now a "people-friendly" 23-mile...

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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Nice Trail But Better on Cooler Days

The trail itself is nice and you can get a really long ride in if you want. On the down side there are many places that you have to stop to cross major intersections. If you ride... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Randy S
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Castro Valley, California, United States
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Castro Valley, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail itself is nice and you can get a really long ride in if you want. On the down side there are many places that you have to stop to cross major intersections. If you ride this trail in the Summer it is better on cooler days because some parts of the trail are void of much shade.

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Thank Randy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is a paved city trail lined with trees and vegetation. I believe it goes from Dublin to Walnut Creek. Never walked the whole thing. Love especially the Danville section. Very peaceful and picturesque. Many places to easily leave the trail to visit a downtown Danville coffee shop or restaurant and then resume your walk.

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Thank 59monet
Dublin, California
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Iron Horse Trail is a local gem. Great for individual, or families or a couples evening stroll. The trail stretches through lots of local communities and always has activity. The city of Dublin had planned improvments that will further improve the usability of the trail by creating dedicated parking and improvements to the trail that will not take away... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

On the advice of hotel desk staff, I went for a run on the Iron Horse trail. It's a nice, flat trail that felt very safe. Downsides: - no lighting, so all may not be comfortable on the trail after dark as it can be dark. - it runs along the interstate, so there is a good deal of vehicle... More 

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Danville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is an old railroad track converted in the late 1970s to a trail for pedestrians, horse riders and bicycles and is located in the San Ramon Vally in the East Bay Area. It stretches 40 miles from Pleasanton to north of Concord. Being an old rail track it is absolutely FLAT, so is ideal for all family member. And... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This trail goes from Martinez to Pleasanton. It parallels I-680 most of the way. Since it is an old railroad right-of-way it is nearly level with only small grade changes due the the small elevation change from beginning to end. It is paved the entire way but some of the pavement has deteriorated. The park that maintains it says they... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Once upon a time there was a girl who lived in a house that backed up to a train track. The train went by her house and it was exciting. And a little scary. You see, she had seen a lot of cowboy movies where people would get tied up to the train tracks. She had nightmares about that happening... More 

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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

We lived in Dublin in the year 2013-2014 and the trail was right next to the apt complex. My husband would go run everyday and I'd join him on weekends with our then 3-4 month old baby. The trail being close by was the biggest advantage of living there. It's a nice long trail, with lot of shady stretches which... More 

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Dublin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

It is well paved, mostly flat, and connects to many coffee shops, restaurants and parks. Very easy for anyone to go out and walk, run, bicycle, horse ride, etc. Note that it does cross many roads, so you will have to wait at the light to cross. Another thing is that there is a speed limit. It is not suitable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden treasure that most locals don't take advantage of. You can start in Pleasanton and ride your bike 36 miles all the way to concord! Lots of great stops along the way! You get to see a part of the valley few people do.

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