Iron Mountain Trail

MODERATE 991 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
1036 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

ice climbing

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

One of San Diego's most popular hikes, the Iron Mountain Trail leads to the second highest peak in Poway and offers great views of Northern San Diego County. On a clear day hikers can see Mt. Woodson as well as the Catalina Islands. The hike takes place just west of the Boulder Oaks Preserve and the Iron Mountain trailhead is accessed just south of the intersection of Poway Road and CA - 67. There is no shade on this hike so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Mountain biking and horseback riding are permitted along the trail. Visitors can also access the Wildwood Mountain and Ellie Lane hiking trails from the Iron Mountain trailhead.

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23 hours ago

Good workout and beautiful views!

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3 days ago

A favorite. 55 minutes up, and 45 back down. wide trail, not much shade but good for dogs (many not on leashes, so beware). Friendly trail.

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11 days ago

Nice trail and view. Too much dog poop and many dogs were unleashed.

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15 days ago

.We went on a week day and still way too many people and most were playing music. For you dog walkers, pack it in and pack it out means you scoop your dogs poop and take it out, the bags of poop left behind are not pleasant to look at.

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16 days ago

Great day hike but it is very crowded.

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