Iron Mountain Trail

MODERATE 276 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 1036 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

13 minutes ago

Really fun but go EARLY to avoid the crowds. I couldn't believe the amount of cars parked on BOTH sides of the street.
Beautiful scenery and wildlife.

10 days ago

12 days ago

its a wonderful hike with beautiful views all around

19 days ago

20 days ago

Beautiful views...nice quality trail, but not for the out of shape. Took just over an hour to summit at a steady pace. Definitely recommend!!

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail. Lost of people. Starts out easy then picks up once you hit the incline. Recommend to anyone.

22 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Just hiked this with 3 friends. I'm not in the best of shape right now and the elevation got to me at times but overall it was a very beautiful hike. I saw lots of dogs & little kids. It was strenuous for adults so not sure why people brought their four year olds- they looked miserable. Barely any shade so pack on the sunscreen. Make sure you start early. The parking lot has limited spots but there is street parking on the side coming up to the parking lot. Overall the view was gorgeous from the top & worth it! Probably around 2 1/2 hours start to finish :)

1 month ago

I hike it a couple of times a week. I love it except it gets really rocky and you have to be careful with slipping and ankles. Wear good shoes.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike. Go early! Great view at the top

hiking
1 month ago

Great climb with an awesome payoff: views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding hills.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

A lot of fun, would definitely do it again. Not much shade , but just hope for clouds. Took us about three hours, 7:30-10:30, with little rest. Pretty steep at some parts, but not too bad. I would recommend hiking boots with good traction.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Started early on a Sunday morning to beat the heat. Good amount of propel already there but not to crowed at 7 am. Was a great 2 1/2 hour hike. Good elevation and well marked maintained path

2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail. Took 2 hours total, but part of that was resting at the peak for awhile and taking in the views. Could do it in 90-100 minutes if you don't take a view break. Parking is easy and there are plenty of spaces. First bit is fairly straight and for all levels. Once you get to the rocks and "steps" it goes to moderate but is really not challenging. Closer to easy moderate than hard. I arrived @ 8am because the heat can get into the upper 80s, lower 90s, and there is very little shade. Bring water and a hat. If you've done Woodson (my fav) this one is very easy compared to that. Very enjoyable and I would do it again.