Iron Mountain Trail

MODERATE 299 reviews

Iron Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Poway, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.6 miles 1194 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

3 days ago

I went for my first time in the morning and I was actually amazed how beautiful it was. Great morning workout!

4 days ago

Nice trail with great views of San Diego but lots of people on the weekends (week days are better)

7 days ago

Pretty nice and clean trail. Nice rock formations. Small peak. Great workout.

7 days ago

Fun hike, great rock formations. Nice breezes.

8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Fun hike. Go earlier or later in the day. Not too much traffic, but still a popular place to go get a quick work out, with great views at the top.

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike to do alone or with a family. Beautiful views throughout.

13 days ago

What a great hike. Beautiful views and it was nice and cool when we went. Dogs everywhere but it was perfect. the trail itself was a good, nice work out.

27 days ago

27 days ago

1 month ago

Love love love this hike, never gets old and the view from the top are always gorgeous. Just do it.

1 month ago

On a Monday morning the Peak trail was pretty crowded, but side trail to Ramona Overlook was empty. I did a loop of peak, overlook, wild horse trail - took me 4 hours including dawdling and eating. Beautiful scenery. Absolutely loved it. Bring water!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike today! Starting at the Iron Side Trailhead parking area and going on the Iron Mtn Trail to the top was very nice! Moderate difficulty, coming down and taking right at Ellie Trail made for a wonderful longer hike with more difficulty! We learned starting with taking a left at Ellie trail will definitely be a harder hike eventually peaking top at Iron Mtn peak! Next time for sure! Next time for sure!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views from top. Very exposed so bring cover (i.e. Hat), sunscreen, and plenty of fluids. Vet crowed especially on weekends.

hiking
1 month ago

BEAUTIFUL morning hike. recommend run rise hours to catch the beauty. Worth it

1 month ago

Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, challenging & great views

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great Hike awesome views!!!