DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,034 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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6 months ago

Great alternate route in the vicinity of Iron Mountain. The Ellie Ln trail was empty. A good climb with views of both Poway and Ramona at the top. Once we intersected with Iron Mountain, there’s about 1.5 mi to the top. Tons of people making the ascent. On the way back down we tracked back to The Ellie Lane trail for a final 3 miles of amazing views and solitude as we headed back down. Bring walking poles for the descent. It’s loose and rocky. After the climb your legs may need some assistance. My GPS read 9.1 miles and 2000 ish ft of elevation gain. Great hike.