The Iron Horse Trail starts in Concord near Highway 4 and goes south through Walnut Creek to Rudgear Road, where it enters Alameda County. From there, the route passes through a rural/residential region before connecting with downtown Alamo and the Alamo Square shopping center. The trail then continues southeast along a parkway into Danville's history.
The region surrounding the Iron Horse Regional Trail has a long and storied history as part of San Ramon Valley's agricultural and ranching heritage. Today, the Iron Horse Trail connects two counties and twelve cities. It runs through quiet residential areas, active commercial and business districts, and shady greenbelts.
The Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail is a popular and well-traveled route that travels along Interstate 680 from the city of Concord to Pleasant Hill, then on through Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, and Dublin before terminating in Pleasanton.
How to get there:
Take State Route 4 westbound to Arnold Industrial Way and turn left. Continue on Solano Way and turn left again. Follow Solano Way and go under SR 4, then turn right onto Marsh Drive. The marked trailhead is on the left side of the road. There is only restricted street parking available.
To get to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station, exit Interstate 580 at Hopyard Road. Turn right on Hopyard Road and go for 0.3 miles. Turn right on Dublin Boulevard and travel 0.5 miles further. Turn left onto Demarcus Boulevard, which takes you to the station's north-end parking lot.
The region surrounding the Iron Horse Regional Trail has a long and storied history as part of San Ramon Valley's agricultural and ranching heritage.
The Iron Horse Trail passes some notable attractions. If you start in Concord and go south, these include:
1) Lakeview Park (half a mile south of the trail's northern end). At Lakeview Park, you can picnic or play on sports fields or playgrounds. There is even a lake where people jog around the perimeter. Bikes are not allowed on trails inside Lakeview Park.
2) Monument Peak (3 miles from the trail's northern end). This hiking destination has its own parking lot and hiking trails that lead to towering views above eastern Contra Costa County and the cities of Concord and Walnut Creek. The view of Mount Diablo from Monument Peak is one of the most photographed vistas in this part of California.
Pleasant Hill, California is blessed with some of the area’s most amazing hiking trails. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:
Las Juntas Open Space
Paso Nogal Park
Hidden Lakes Park
Lafayette Ridge Staging Area
Fossil Hill Trail
Springhill Road Trail Head
All of these hiking areas are located just a short distance from our location at 609 Gregory Lane, Suite #220 in Pleasant Hill! Stop by for a visit anytime!