Iron Mountain Trail

MODERATE 808 reviews

Iron Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Poway, California 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.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1184 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
9 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Good cardio, okay views. Worth doing if you're in the area. A good gain trainer if you haven't done Woodson yet.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Make sure you start this one early. It gets hot in the sun fast.

3 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Definitivamente muy bueno para ejercicio pero necesitamos ir más temprano mucha calor, really good for exercising but early in the morning too hot but like it!

hiking
5 days ago

trail running
6 days ago

Ran up and down the mountain in about an hour and 25 minutes. Grueling run up but beautiful scenery at the top. Started at 6:30 am and saw only 4 people at the top when we got there.

hiking
6 days ago

This hike was nice, but too crowded for my personal liking.

hiking
7 days ago

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hiking
12 days ago

Good hike. It's not too difficult. It's a good trail to give a novice a good introduction to a challenging hike. Good for all of the family. Good view at the top. There are a couple of picnic tables to rest, snack, and enjoy the view. The hike is worth the view at a minimum.

12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Went on a Sunday morning, between 11AM-2PM. Overcast/cloudy. There were a lot of people at the beginning of the trail, but moving along, the groups were dispersed and the trail was not too crowded. Plenty of switchbacks going up. The view is pretty, and there is a picnic table at the top, should you want to hang out for a bit.

I do suggest wearing the appropriate hiking footwear. I came ill-prepared, not researching prior to the hike, and wore shoes that had low tread. I slipped and fell a few times, and saw others as well, coming down the hill.