Iron Horse Regional Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Iron Horse Regional Trail is a 27.7 mile moderately 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

road biking
17 days ago

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
28 days ago

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
29 days ago

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
2 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

Monday, June 12, 2017

Good number of trees from San Ramon to Alamo

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bike riders do not warn when passing!

road biking
Sunday, March 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
Friday, September 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
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Black top walkway called a trail.

Saturday, June 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
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Excellent

walking
Monday, July 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.

trail running
1 hour ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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road biking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
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road biking
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hiking
9 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

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walking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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