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This hike is always my go to. Its quick enough to do before work or before errands and always has beautiful views. I occasionally run this trail too so its good for leisure or for a more intense workout! I never get tired of it and it's good for all hiker levels :)

Such a fun and challenging hike/trail run. Great workout and nobody on the mountain!

The trail is beautiful but a bit flooded out in some places

Went early Thanksgiving AM this year. It was drizzling and foggy so there were few others on the trail. It was getting crowded on my way back, with big groups coming through. I recommend doing this early. I’ll go back when there’s better visibility

Very crowded in some places. Included the Crystal Pier in my walk. Lot's of places to stop and have an drink/food.

hiking
21 days ago

I did this almost a year ago, actually. It’s like 80 flights of stairs to the top and has an amazing view.

Lots of confusing side trails. Fun overall experience.

hiking
23 days ago

Love this trail. Short and easy to moderate. Pretty scenery, clean, well marked and great views at the top. Only downfall is there are a lot of people there.

hiking
24 days ago

There were a few spots on the hike where the paths veered in different directions, and you had to find your way. We ended up going up one path and going down a completely different one. I really enjoyed the small cave we found too. Not sure how far it goes but if you crawl in, it opens up a lot. The views were panoramic from any direction. Definitely a great hike!

First time on this trail don’t think I will do again, rather boring trail, mostly dirt service road, steep in places but easy trail. Views from top are nice

on Iron Mountain Trail

25 days ago

Great trail! Pretty scenery and views with a gradual uphill.

Went on a super windy day and it proved to be a little too much at the very top and super hazy (due to the fires up north) can’t wait to go back on a clear day. Even with a kid on my back I would say this is moderate if you are in decent shape.

Rocky hills L

26 days ago

I had a blast with this hike outstanding view at top of mountain .... bring plenty of water take your time lots to see.

Great night hike!!i

Was a good hike, surprised how fast it went at a waking pace.

Good workout for sure. Took about 3 hours with a few breaks throughout. The trail terrain changes quite a bit from dirt, to moss, to rocks. Definitely wear good shoes. Didn’t think the views were outstanding. Don’t think I would hike this again.

Nice trail with a gradual climb for about the first half of the hike up then switch backs finish to the peak give a paced workout to the summit. Well groomed trail and fantastic panoramic views at the top with picnic tables and perch points let you celebrate the trek up Iron Mountain. I didn’t bring or need walking sticks as the trail rocks are easily maneuvered.

I hiked this trail on a Sunday. The parking lot at the trail head was full. The only downside about this trail is that almost everybody starts and finishes at the main entrance and there is one path shared for hiking up and down so the traffic got pretty heavy at times and we were paced by the number of people (and their dogs). I like when there is some dispersion of hikers and trail options that let me hike at my own pace. I love people and I love dogs, I’m not complaining about that, I’m just pointing out that there was traffic on the trail. Maybe a weekday hike would be a quicker pace for this trail. 4 stars, I will hike this trail again!

I am a recreational day hiker and this is one of the prettiest hikes I have ever been on. The views going up the last mile are just outstanding.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Easy Good trail.. but definitely coming back here.. a lot of trail to explore

Where can you park besides the lake area? Thanks.

I went with a group of kids! They kicked butt and I almost gave up:). But here I am, planning to go back! It was beautiful at the top and a couple people in our group went back to run the path... It was quite rocky at points and hiking boots would have been a good idea. Sunny- bring LOTS of water and a hat. Great place to see the neighborhood!

Awesome views for sunset

hiking
1 month ago

I love how the trail offers breaks just at the right time to be able to stay in motion.

Fun afternoon hike

walking
1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Hike was fun and enjoyable. Views of large rocky hills go on for miles on all sides. Signage was good. Went on a sunday afternoon so it was decently crowded but not too bad - still quiet. A lot of turns keep you winding around the hills. Watch your step - almost stepped on a rattlesnake out bathing himself :)

hiking
2 months ago

14OCT2018- 65 to 68 degree(F) Good hike. A lot of view going up and down.. too cloudy when we got at the top barely see any scenic view.

Great easy hike. Can be used for easy hiking, running or just an easy walk with your family overlooking the beautiful mountains and the lake.

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