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Iron Horse Trail

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Address: Dublin, CA

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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A Contra Costa Treasure

This is a paved trail along the old Contra Costa County Southern Pacific right of way stretching for many miles. We routinely walk from Alamo to either Danville or Walnut Creek... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Garrett D
Alamo, California
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Alamo, California
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a paved trail along the old Contra Costa County Southern Pacific right of way stretching for many miles. We routinely walk from Alamo to either Danville or Walnut Creek the take the County Bus back. You can take it much farther than that in either direction. On a nice day, it is crowded with people enjoying it. We... More 

Thank Garrett D
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

What a gorgeous fun trail. I rode bikes in Normandy last year and this reminded me of France! Safe, clean, smooth roads, overhanging trees, and lots of bike riders, walkers, strollers, and families. Can't wait to return with my picnic basket!

2 Thank Ifeelpretty01
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 

3 Thank Elij51189
Dublin, California
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 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 

3 Thank 74Lia
San Francisco, California
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 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.

2 Thank JesLynx
Groveland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 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 

2 Thank frequent1
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 7 November 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.

2 Thank swedishflowervalley
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 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.

1 Thank Andrea G
Dublin, California
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 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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