Iron Mountain Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews

Iron Mountain Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Ducks Head, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1138 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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20 days ago

Fairly easy but today it was still wet in places, so could use a week or two to dry out some. It is steep though. The trail can be slick and you need to be careful in steep spots. Loose rocks and slickness means I don’t see it as a great family hike with small children. We made it to the first part of the top with large rock to sit on but not much view. We didn’t finish because of weather and we really just wanted some exercise. One nice touch was the view was nice at the bottom. The drive in was rough dirt road but fine going slow. Drive in could be better. Trail was easy to follow.

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2 months ago

There are many amazing short hikes in the Whites, but for my money, this is the best hike under 3 miles by a long shot. The views from the cliffs are incredible. Great spot for the looking at some foliage late in the season as the eastern Whites have colors later and Iron mountain is the perfect height to get just above the deciduous trees and look down at all of them.

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6 months ago

Beautiful views at the end. Short hike but really worthy !!

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7 months ago

I did this hike today. Easy moderate hike. Great views from several offshoots heading up to the top and then amazing views from the ledges on the back(?). Definitely worth it to go the extra ,8 miles to the ledges. There are alot of leaves going up, I'd suggest poles or a walking stick for the way down since it can be slippery.

8 months ago

Moderately difficult, steep and slick at points, but great views on the little spot trails and the cliffs.

8 months ago

Short, sweet hike! It's a bit of a climb up some rocky areas. For the best views venture off the path a little bit when you can see large open rocks!

10 months ago

pretty steep for first mile or so to the peak. nice view off rocks in the middle and at the end. trail is rocky, kind of like a small ravine for most of the way, not a dirt path trail

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10 months ago

Trail is well marked, beautiful views.

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10 months ago

views from the south cliffs are amazing!

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11 months ago

Great short hike for the whole family. Beautiful views at the start of the trail and from the ledges with a couple lookout spots along the way. Bring bug spray!

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11 months ago

For a novice hiker that I am, some parts were challenging, but not intimidating. The length was just about right for a good workout. Took my wife and me about 2.5 hours to complete. The view from the ledges was quite spectacular.
Warning: insect repellent is absolutely essential, and still expect to be bugged by the hordes of mosquitoes there (at least in June).

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