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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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Great place to walk

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Andrea G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Nat F
Castro Valley, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars 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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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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67 reviews
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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16 attraction 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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Thank Scott P
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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