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Autumn is here and the weather forecast says it might rain this Saturday. So let's celebrate the change of season with an umbrella walk to Danville Farmers Market!
Starting time will be 11:00 AM and round trip mileage is 5.5 miles. When we get to the farmers market (2.75 miles), we'll stop for some food and eat in the picnic area by the trail across the street.
The Iron Horse Trail is all pavement and completely flat so all you need to bring is your umbrella, water, and something to carry fruits and vegetables with.
We should be back around 2 pm. There are restrooms at the farmers' market in Danville and at the Safeway in Alamo. This is not a dog friendly hike.
From Highway 680, exit Alamo/Stone Valley Road. Go west on Stone Valley Road. When you reach the stop light at Danville Boulevard continue straight through the stop light. You will still be on Stone Valley Road. You have two choices for parking. You can either park at the staging area for the Iron Horse Trail. There are only a few spaces and they are usually taken. A better choice is to park in the Safeway parking lot at Alamo Plaza. Day parking for the Iron Horse Trail is permitted in this lot. It will be on your right. When you turn into the shopping center parking lot, you will want to turn left into the first rows of parking. Then walk back to the sidewalk on Stone Valley Road and walk west a few hundred feet to the staging area by the Iron Horse Trail. There are a few benches and a drinking fountain. We will meet there.