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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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Having lived near many different trails and cities, I will say this is one of my favorite trails so far. Many cities struggle to produce a safe and efficient means for bikes and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having lived near many different trails and cities, I will say this is one of my favorite trails so far. Many cities struggle to produce a safe and efficient means for bikes and people to travel alongside the paved roadways. Sidewalks can be dangerous for bicyclists but this trail allows a safe pathway for all to travel up and down... More 

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Dublin, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you live near the area this is a great trail to use just to go for an afternoon walk or commute, or a weekend morning jog. There's nothing special about it, it's simply a community bypass. We like to take this trail to go on our bikes from Dublin to Danville and get some lunch, it's about 10 miles... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Parts of the trail have recently been re-paved, which is very nice. This is a nice path to walk, run or even bike. There is not a lot of shade, though, so in the heat, it can be too much. Suggest going early on hot days.

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Groveland, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The Iron Horse Trail is one of the best trails in the East Bay it runs all the way from Dublin to Alamo it's flat plenty of room to walk bike or run and the many places have a very nice shady areas on a hot day it borders lots of backs of houses and pastures and it's very popular... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Biking is best to cover more distance but a really good gradual slope hike all around. The path is full paved and not overly congested. Plenty of rest areas and places to break off into the different cities. Always someone running/walking/biking on it.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The only thing wrong with this trail is it is not in Arkansas. A nice long, level, trail with exits to coffee shops. I have biked and walked. Either way a most enjoyable way to suck in the perfect California weather and do your body a favor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

It runs near a creek in Dublin and one can often see wild life, turkeys, ducks, egrets. Great for bikes too. It is nice to walk and not have car traffic next to you. It is good for all skill levels.

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Thank Andrea G
Dublin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

While the trail goes on for miles and miles, I like the Danville section best because it's shaded with big pine trees.

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Thank Kathleen U
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

It's a great idea. And that fact it's about to hook Livermore up to near the delta is incredible. And you'll see a lot along the way. Just remember: it's not a seamless trail. There are several lights along the way. Commuters don't always play nice either so watch your time of day.

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Castro Valley, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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