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.
dogs on leash
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.
its a wonderful hike with beautiful views all around
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!!
Great trail. Lost of people. Starts out easy then picks up once you hit the incline. Recommend to anyone.
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 :)
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.
Great hike. Go early! Great view at the top
Great climb with an awesome payoff: views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding hills.
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.
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
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.