Good trail if you get there early. The clouds broke as I hit the top. I arrived at 7am and didn’t see anyone else until the way down. There were a lot of people on the way down and not one in a mask.

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muddy
2 days ago

We headed straight up Iron Mountain first (hello, glutes!), had a snack on the deck at the lookout (some cloud cover hid the tops of the peaks but still enjoyed the views), then headed back down the lookout spur trail and took a right, which took us around the mountain on the Cone Peak Trail (more up! and then leveled out, and then descended)—wildflowers were off the hook!! It had just rained a bit, so everything glistened (just a couple spots of muddy trail), and even my 12-year-old son said, "That was a good hike." The Mama is a bit sore today, but happy. Remember to bring a mask, which you can keep around your neck until passing other hikers—the trail is very narrow in spots, making it difficult, if not impossible, to give people 6 feet of clearance.

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rocky
3 days ago

Where else can you climb a volcano and see other volcanoes in the distance both Both and South. Start early and be sure you have a good read on the weather forecast.

Planning on Doing this Hike in 2021 Anyone on the same boat please message me on Instagram : @roadtriprohan

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rocky
3 days ago

This is definitely a beautiful trail and the views along the way are epic! End of June, the wildflowers were stunning! It was a breezy day when we hiked it which helped with heat and bugs. A lot of stopping and waiting for other people to pass. The road leading to the trailhead is very washboard and bumpy! This hike is tough... 4 miles is not the same at this incline!

Awesome hike! I began about 6:30 in the morning and no one else on the trail. I prefer to take hikes when it’s quiet and I have it to myself. The view from the top is spectacular. Still some snow. As I descended many people coming up. Highly recommend.

Like almost any trail in the summer on Mt Hood, busy on the weekends.

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4 days ago

6-27-20. What a beautiful hike. We switch backed in and out of shade up the side of the mountain. If you are not in shape you must take your time, you will get out of breath quickly. I am in shape and took my sweet time. Great views of Mt. Bachelor on the way up and back down. The views from up top are spectacular!! The mountains go on forever. A must do hike on a clear day to make it all worth while.

This trail never disappoints, and on a sunny clear day like today the views from the summit are outstanding. One of the best short hikes in Central Oregon.

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4 days ago

Good trail with beautiful wildflowers. Overcast today, so no views, but I imagine they’re quite good. The wildflowers alone were well worth it.

Started on a Saturday morning by 9am, already a lot of cars in the (small) lot, most of which were mountain bikers. That was my main complaint about the trail, we had to step off many times to let bikers pass, going up and down, and they take the downhill slope very fast. Also, even though it was clear on top of this trail, it was cloudy enough in the distance to obscure the Cascades AND the ocean. Finally I prefer a trail with water of some kind, but I suppose I can’t hold that against it.

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4 days ago

absolutly beautiful hike!

The trail begins in a wooded steady uphill climb. The last half mile or so is more exposed to wind and sun so make sure you have sunscreen. It’s chilly at the top. Bring a long sleeved while you enjoy the views. This was a lovely hike. Lots of wildflowers and gorgeous expansive views of the peaks. I’d highly recommend!

It was a great trail lots to see the peak was great started north peak trail hike to the peak then came down the 2005 fire road from the East peak trail head

It's an amazing trail to run! All the wildflowers were so beautiful!

Misery ridge closed. Bummer. Open After July 4th. Still really nice stroll around the River trail. Would have tried going around backside but ended up hiking with 4 year old so took it easy.

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5 days ago

Beautiful view at the top

Waaaaay overcrowded. No signs anywhere advising that people should wear facemasks. Very few people wearing facemasks on the trail. Most dogs were off leash. There was even some idiot on an electric scooter navigating the trail. It was a very uncomfortable hike due to those factors so we turned around after a mile and a half. If you were going to do this hike, I would suggest doing it during the week day.

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5 days ago

Wildflowers!

Did the loop from cone peak trail to iron mountain and then down from iron mountain trail, 7 mi yotal. Glad we did it this way and got to see the flowers all over before we were tired.The wildflowers are in full bloom. it was so magical!! The trail is in good shape and pretty easy except the hike up to Iron mountain summit is just a little hard. Go when it's clear since the views are gorgeous It gets a pretty busy so for ensuring a parking space better to start early.

A little rocky in the end, but that makes this hike more fun.

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6 days ago

Dog and kid friendly. The entire hike up is pretty much an incline. The stunning views are very much worth it. $5 day use fee. 2 bathroom stalls. Try to get here early, it's a highly trafficked trail.

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6 days ago

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6 days ago

The wild flowers are incredible right now! We hiked clockwise (hitting Iron Mtn summit first). The flowers are best around the 5 mile mark when you reach the open meadow. The parking lot was full when we started (12:30pm on a Wednesday in June) but we only ran into people every so often. Didn’t feel crowded at all!

Great trail but super busy as usual. It does thin out a lot after mirror lake. We just go to the viewpoint, it doesn't seem worth it to scramble across the rocks on the ridge. Hard to imagine the view would get much better. We clocked 7.5 miles going to the viewpoint and adding the loop around the lake.

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