Ellie Lane Trail to Iron Mountain Trail Loop

MODERATE 10 reviews

Ellie Lane Trail to Iron Mountain Trail Loop is a 8.4 mile loop trail located near Poway, California that features a great forest setting 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.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,961 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

over grown

1 month ago

A little hard to be sure you’re on the right trail at a few junctions, but a good strenuous climb if you haul ass...

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is mostly well maintained but some of the steeper sections are covered in loose rock making the ascend harder on the ankles. Great views from Ramona overlook which is about half way between the start of the trail and Iron Mtn, on the east side just off the Ellie Lane trail, worth a peek! ;)

4 months ago

This trail kicked my behind . My son and I hike every week and this one by far was one of the most beautiful, and strenuous. It starts right off going uphill, and I was huffing and puffing quickly into the hike. But the mountains are so gorgeous, and it’s adorable, because there are some sheep in a field that you pass when you first start. When you get deep into the hike, you really feel like you’re alone in the world, and in the wild.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
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hiking
7 months ago