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Owner description: This former railroad track is now a "people-friendly" 23-mile long trail for bikers, hikers, in-line skaters, and horseback riders.
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 and played at a school field. The ride is enjoyable and quiet. Great for families with young riders.

Thank LittleLily29
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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 you want to beat your running record or let your little kids bike loose - you should consider street crossings.
2. There are a few overpasses and you're planning to roller blade - getting up and especially down could be a problem.


Otherwise it's a great trail.

Thank heckfy
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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 primarily in the shade with some hot spots on the North end, and there are a lot of small street crossings. The Walnut Creek to Concord also has a lot of shade (in the morning; afternoon - maybe?) with the open hotter area in Concord/North. If Bicycling, ride North in the morning when there are light headwinds normally. Bicycle South in the afternoon when the wind picks so that most of the wind is a cross-wind or tail-wind. Bicyclist should have a bell as the walkers tend to block the trail walking in the middle or 3 abreast. I'm sure the walkers have things to say about us bicyclists, too.

1  Thank Ken B
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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 to Pleasant Hill Station and biked from there back to Dublin. A great, paved walking path too. A wonderful area to see many types of dogs walking their humans, especially in the Danville area.

Thank DianeinDublin
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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.

1  Thank Suz1884
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