Iron Horse Regional Trail

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Dublin, California

Iron Horse Regional Trail is a 27.7 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Dublin, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 27.7 miles Elevation Gain: 364 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

paved

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

This is a heavily trafficked trail here in Dublin. I usually do the trail between Amador valley road and complex where Walmart is (around 2-2.5mi) The trail is mostly flat. You can see fissures on the trail from the perennial 2-3.0 Richter scale reading. It’s a bit of fun walking or running on this trail. It runs parallel to the water canal and DHS.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good one. It was too deserted in the end .. but luckily it was the close to the point I wanted to stop.

hiking
no shade
off trail
2 months ago

Was doing otherwise.. and Almost at the end near stonebridge decided to a small loop of arroyo mocho trail that goes till the Livermore outlet malls. Good views and lot of birds sound. N a beautiful day.

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained and post rain the weather and sky was beautiful. And it’s good to see few daces and everyone maintaining good distance during this covid times..

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Bike ride!

road biking
8 months ago

Awesome paved trail. Started at CVS on the corner of Stanley and Bernal, went down Stanley to Valley and entered by the Montessori school. A little tricky finding the trail through BART, just keep going through the underpass and its to the left. I got a flat tire just before Danville, but got lucky and was able to walk about 1.5 miles to California Pedaler in Danville and they got the flat fixed in less than 10 minutes. Hoped back on the trail and rode a few more miles before heading back to Livermore.

road biking
9 months ago

Great for rollerblading!!! It's not listed as an activity so I just picked road biking... but it's super paved and easy to skate on. So far I have only done the southern end from Dublin to Danville so I can't comment on the rest of it (yet).

road biking
no shade
10 months ago

Rented a bike from Dublin and biked to San Ramon with my son. It was an easy ride but it got quite hot as there wasn’t a lot of shade.

mountain biking
Wed Apr 24 2019

steady road work

mountain biking
Mon Apr 15 2019

lol

walking
Tue Jul 31 2018

It was pretty nice. Have to watch out for bike riders and crazy, homeless people though. There was one crazy lady who I thought at first was yelling that she had cookies but then she was actually saying we were a bunch of robbers and thieves since we weren’t working. I found it amusing and called her a bum since she wasn’t working and smelled like piss and she just kept repeating the same thing. There are some stretches that are shaded, but a lot of it is in the sun. The ending of the trail in Concord is in a ghetto area with a bunch of bums walking around so you might want to stop short of Hillcrest Community Park. All in all, it’s a great hike.

walking
Sat Jul 14 2018

This “trail” is practically in our backyard, and we use it frequently. I wouldn’t call it a trail though. It is paved and great for our young children to ride their bikes without worrying about busy city streets. We see lots of wildlife, and the scenery varies, depending on where you go.

road biking
Fri Jun 01 2018

Great condition, out and back for car free training ride; access to stores for drinks and snacks and restrooms; area favorite for cycling, families, runners walkers dog walkers.

road biking
Mon May 21 2018

Yesterday, I rode south through the Dublin BART Station toward the south end of the trail. I missed the trail signs and went about half a mile before I could get back on the trail. There is a mixture of asphalt and concrete trail sections in this area, making it hard to stay on the trail. The trail signs are small and you switch sides of the street.

road biking
Sun May 20 2018

My vehicle of choice was a Trikke Freedom (which was not one of the options). The trail relatively smooth, level and is asphalt paved. There are areas where tree roots have pushed up the road bed. There are other areas that have long cracks (mostly parallel to the direction of travel).

hiking
Tue Apr 17 2018

road biking
Tue Jan 23 2018

Mon Jun 12 2017

Good number of trees from San Ramon to Alamo

Sun Apr 16 2017

Bike riders do not warn when passing!

road biking
Sun Mar 26 2017

Perfect for a long bike ride. Being point to point, I would suggest using BART if you plan to do the whole trail. You can do a shorter version of the Iron Horse trail by riding (or running) from the Dublin station to the Pleasant Hill station; it's about 18-19 miles. If you want to do the whole thing, you can bike 3 miles southeast from the Dublin station to the start of the trail. At the end of the trail, the Concord station is about 2 miles away. That's what I ended up doing. The trail is well marked, although I did miss the turn after Monument Blvd. in Pleasant Hill and continued going straight on another bike path. There is heavy foot traffic in Danville and moderate to the north and south. The first couple of miles in Pleasanton and the last few miles in Concord have very light foot traffic. I requested an edit to remove hiking and mountain biking from the trail activities. If you want to do that, go to nearby Las Trampas Wilderness. :)

road biking
Fri Sep 16 2016

Not a place to hike but a pretty good paved path to ride. It hooks into the canal trail in Concord. If you combine it with the Canal trail and Crow Canyon and Norris Canyon roads its a very nice ride

mountain biking
Sat Jul 09 2016

Black top walkway called a trail.

Sat Jun 11 2016

This is a paved suburban walkway, even though they call it a trail. I walk it all the time, but it's not a "hiking trail." Bring your stroller.

road biking
Sun Sep 20 2015

Excellent

walking
Mon Jul 14 2014

This trail is a paved trail that runs from Pleasanton, through Dublin, through San Ramon, into Walnut Creek, ending in Concord. It is not used primarily for hiking...you walk, run, skate, or bike this trail. It's a good trail for getting some exercise and walking the dog or stroller. No need for hiking shoes or sticks. It's a city trail. There is not a river that runs through it. San Ramon Creek runs parallel to parts of it. It crosses many busy roads and you'll have to wait for traffic lights to turn green. I live 2 blocks from this trail and I'm very thankful for it, but the AllTrails Overview is very misleading.

hiking
1 day ago

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