Iron Mountain Trail

MODERATE 759 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

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11 hours ago

This was my very first hike that I did three months ago. Loved it!! I got the fever!!

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5 days ago

Nice views at the top and not a difficult hike, but it's a very populated trail. We got stuck by a group that was playing music loudly from a portable speaker. It was hard to enjoy the feel of nature with so many people around. We did go on a Sunday, though, so a weekday may be better.

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7 days ago

Great trail with a worth while view at the end. Very well worn. Be aware of the heat - not a lot of coverage on the trail so it gets pretty hot and dusty midday.

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backpacking
9 days ago

Would be 5 stars but I don't like crowds. Good little day hike. Good for kids.

hiking
10 days ago

This is a very good hike for almost all skill levels. The large amount of switchbacks means that the incline is never too steep except for in the very beginning. There is almost no shade so make sure you're prepared for a lot of sun. Go early in the morning to beat the heat and the crowds.

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