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Nice little climb, did get very hot towards the end of the morning plus very crowded.

trail running
3 days ago

Nice hike. More easy than moderate. Many people seen wearing only very simple shoes. Than it can't be very difficult. Great views but the lake disappointed a little.

Fun hike, great views.

hiking
14 days ago

A nice workout. It could get very hot by 12noon. Start early. Nice views at the top!!!

hiking
21 days ago

absolutely beautiful to hike for sunrise. no shade so earlier morning hikes are best in warm months. and youll beat the giant crowds.

hiking
23 days ago

Attempted to hike this midday during the heat, but due to the temperature and lack of shade on the trail we ended up detouring to Ramona Overlook and then back to the parking lot. Make sure to bring lots of water and sunscreen/hat - for the two of us we had about 5L of water and consumed most of it on our 4+ miles. Once you leave the small area of trees by the parking lot there is essentially no shaded areas on this trail. The views are beautiful! Would definitely do this trail again either earlier in the day or on a cooler day. There are non-flush toilets in the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a very nice trail. Would rate as easy-moderate. Definitely would suggest exploring each little treasure around during the hike. Adds more time but the graffiti art is very pretty.

Entrance is at the end of a construction road past a yellow gate once you leave the residential area. You’ll walk until you hit a fork- to the left there is a gate entrance and to the right is more paved road. Both loop around & bring you back to the beginning of the fork.
If you want a good butt workout, I would suggest going to the right. The end (left gate entrance) is a long flight of stairs that will definitely tire you out.

good hike with great views from the peak. very steep near the top. my dog also liked it.

So hot!!!!

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1 month ago

Amazing trail. Well mark.

hiking
1 month ago

Completed today, 4th July! Repeat to all reviews. Hot. Drank 3 Liters out. Wore good Light weight pants an sun shirt. Really help with all the thorns snags and biting things. One 4’ king snake. Great training hike.
Hike out no joke.

hiking
1 month ago

went to the peak during sunset. also the full moon was rising opposite the sun. it was wonderful. went at the end of june. temperature was perfect.

its close, up to speed for me, and I would be ok doing this trail by myself.

one of my favorites, a nice cardio climb.

Did a full moonlight hike up this trail! Was beautiful!! Lots of jagged rocks to step over at the top. But all in all a great hike!!

This trail system only gets better through the years. The group that designs and builds the trails know their stuff when it comes to trail layout.

hiking
1 month ago

I loved this trail. It was a good, solid work out, with the reward of amazing views at the very top. I highly recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to get to from LA and easy to park in the nearby residential area. Good for an easy hike with some unique sights and tons of graffiti. Barely any people and good for dogs.

Good hike, not too difficult. A little cloudy when i went but the views i saw were still gorgeous.

Watch out for the fire ants, i was stung while minding my own business sitting on a rock at the top. The rock was clear of ants when i first sat down, those buggers came around after a good few minutes of sitting there

Great hike with beautiful views! Not super long but there are a few inclines so you still feel like you're getting a decent workout in.

Nice Chill Place To Hike

hiking
2 months ago

Holly Molly I was dying! LoL for beginners is not completely a place to start because woooo LORT! I was dying lol I didn’t do the stairs down to the Nazi area because I knew my ass wasn’t going to be able to come back up HA! My hubby said it’s an amazing work out he liked very much. I just started the whole hiking thing so maybe in the future I can go back once I’m more in shape. Other then that really cool place to take in the peace and what not

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice walk with the added interest that it was an old Nazi camp. The graffiti kind of adds some humor to the walk. Parking was ok but you have to respectful of the residents as there are lots of No Parking areas. We really enjoyed the day as it was not too hot. I would do this one again.

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hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail. Beautiful views. I was surprised how many people were out on this trail so early in the morning. And lots of dogs.

I did Bertha Peak about week or so ago for the first time, and it was a good hike up until you get to the climb for Bertha itself and then it becomes challenging. definitely a good workout and climb, and the view of the lake once you're up there is pretty badass. definitely recommended.

This trail is currently CLOSED!! :( Went to hike it a week ago and couldn't.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail the last 1/4 miles is pretty tuff worth the view though

hiking
2 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike. I went early to beat the crowd and there was only a couple people at the top with me.

There is a good amount of parking, but I would make sure to get there early because it appeared to fill up really fast.

When you start the hike you will be on a groomed dirt road/ish for about the first mile. After that you will be at the base of the climb and be taking the switchbacks all the way to the top.

Once you get the switchbacks the hike feels a lot like a Cowles Mountain. I felt challenged by the hike, and really enjoyed the surrounding views. Make sure you bring lots of water on warmer days, there is not shade!

hiking
2 months ago

Love Iron Mountain!!! Done it twice; hands down one of the best hikes in SOCAL. Moderately traveled, good for dogs (as long as they can handle the hot sun and long hike). Bathrooms are available at the start of the hike but BEWARE they are GROSS!!!

hiking
2 months ago

I love this hike! Perfect combination of good amount of physical activity and stunning views ( green mountains are my fav) Climbed to 75th floor here-my new personal records

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