Iron Horse Regional Trail

Iron Horse Regional Trail

3299 Stone Valley Rd. West
Alamo, California 94507
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This multi-use, whole-access trail between the cities of Concord and Pleasanton follows the Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way established in 1891 and abandoned in 1978.

The completed Iron Horse Regional Trail spans a distance of 32 miles. The latest segment of the Trail, which closed a gap of 1.8 miles from the Pleasanton/Dublin BART station to Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton, opened to the public on August 19th, 2014, after almost 30 years of planning and funding efforts. 

Representing interagency cooperation and a community-wide effort by individuals and groups, this trail creates an important recreational and commute component for the communities it serves. The trail connects residential and commercial areas, business parks, schools, public transportation (BART, County Connection), open space and parks, regional trails, and community facilities.

Dogs on leash are welcome!

Help keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• If in off-leash area, keep your dog under voice command
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

Maya headed for Concord.
Maya headed for Concord.
Looking for a new, not-faraway place to explore with your dog for a day or a weekend? Think Concord— and bring your appetite and your hiking shoes. You’ll need them both in this East Bay city at the foot of iconic Mount Diablo. Settle in for a night or two at the dog-friendly Hilton Concord, certified “Clean & Safe” in light of the fading Covid-19 pandemic. more »
Photo Credit: @gio.n.theo
Photo Credit: @gio.n.theo
The Tri-Valley is nothing if not progressive when it comes to providing DogTrekkers and other residents with outdoor opportunities, and the Iron Horse Regional Trail is a great example. This 32-mile, multi-use path, paved all the way, runs between Concord and the Pleasanton/Dublin BART station along the abandoned Southern Pacific Railway right-of-way. Shared by cyclists, equestrians and pedestrians (including those of the four-legged variety), it connects schools, business centers, parks, regional trails and public transportation. more »
Macaroni exploring Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. <br/>Photo Credit: @pennandpaww
Macaroni exploring Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.
Photo Credit: @pennandpaww
Three valleys and four cities make up the Tri-Valley region, which away from urban areas is characterized by rolling hills studded with gnarly oaks and sprawling vineyards. It’s less than an hour from San Francisco or Sacramento, straddling the line between Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the “sunny side” of the bay. Dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, wineries and craft breweries abound as you explore the three valleys—Livermore, Amador and San Ramon—from which the region takes its name. more »
Paws for a Rest
While the Tri-Valley region is within commuting distance of millions of Bay Area and Sacramento residents, those coming for special events often prefer to spend the night. more »
Danville
Danville
Three valleys, two counties and five distinct cities make up the Tri-Valley region 33 miles south east of San Francisco and 27 miles northeast of San Jose. more »
One of the unique bits of real estate in the Tri-Valley region is the Iron Horse Regional Trail, which runs along the former Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
little boy with two dogs
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