Iron Horse Link

Concord, California

Distance0.1mi
Elevation Gain1ft
Trailhead Elevation33ft
Top34ft
Elevation Min/Max33/34ft
Elevation Start/End33/33ft
Iron Horse Link is a hiking and biking trail in Concord, California. It is 347 feet long and begins at 33 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of one foot. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Iron Horse Trail.

Iron Horse Link Professional Review and Guide

"A short description for a trail of this length will, of necessity, resemble the proverbial laundry list. Oak-shaded greenbelts that run through quiet neighborhoods, modern business districts and quaint shopping districts, long stretches that will work the muscles of the most dedicated athlete, sunshine, rolling hills—the Iron Horse Trail adds up to a wonderful recreational experience. Surface: Asphalt and concrete with a parallel dirt walkway in some areas."

Iron Horse Link Reviews

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8/25/2007
Here is a great way to spend a Saturday bike ride: Drive to Danville Farmers Market with your bike strapped on. Put an ice cooler in the trunk of your car and get your veggies as well as extra carrots. Pack your fruits and veggies in your cooler and put the extra carrots in your backpack. Cycle from the Farmers along the trail towards Alamo -- about 1/2 a mile past the Alamo shoppping center there is a horse farm on the left and the sweeties will come right to the fence for the carrots your brought! Then continue on through Walnut Creek all the way to Monument Avenue in Pleasant Hill. I got off on Monument and made my way to Starbucks near Gregory Lane for a Frappicino and sandwich and then cycled all the way back. It was a great ride - you don't have to be a bike stud to to it either - - it took me about 1 1/2 hours each way since I am not an experienced cycler. The best part was the Farmers Market, the horses and the shady ride up until you passed Walnut Creek. Further out you ride though scummy industrial parks. Lesson for the day: Eat light at lunch - I cramped up on the ride back! ; )
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8/1/2006
I launched out to find this trail, driving to the start point, which as described was the BART station. I found the first lengthy section, from the BART, along a busy, twisty auto road. It led through an area that seemed awfully industrial which circumvented town, and led me through a further industrial area, under an overpass and out toward the desert and foothills beyond. By this time, I'd peddled quite a distance, but had not yet experienced anything of the beauty described in the Trail.com description. Frankly, I lost interest, turned around and returned to my vehicle. I think that one overriding constant applies with all of these bike-trail descriptions: they're glowingly written, but the truth in them needs to ve validated by each rider...who, of course, will have to ultimately offset Trail.com's description with their own. Unfortunately, what must come next is the actual experience...darn it!
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Trail Information

Concord
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Surface
Skating
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