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Iron Horse Trail

Bay Area

A rails-to-trails route running from Mountain View to Pleasanton.

Hiking Easy

45 km
223 m
132 m
1 day +
Low Point
5 m
High Point
144 m
Iron Horse Trail Map

The Iron Horse Trail is a long-distance rails-to-trails route running from Mountain View to Pleasanton, California. This trail is extremely popular with road cyclists (both recreationally and for commuting), but walkers/hikers, runners, skaters, and more all use this trail.


This 28-mile trail runs through a series of greenways and along a canal through the East Bay area, providing a welcome respite from the press of traffic.

While the route shown here measures 28.2 miles one-way, you can tailor this distance as you see fit. If you ride an out-and-back, you can easily get to 56 miles, and if you connect to other nearby greenway paths, you can go much, much further. Or, if you want to hike a short way, you can do that too, beginning from any number of parks and access points along the trail.



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Family friendly