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Iron Mountain

14847-14909 California Hwy 67, Poway, CA 92064
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Take it easy, take it early.

If you're going to try this hike in the heat of summer, I suggest going as early in the day as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Poway, California
Stunning view makes it worth it

If you want to go up to the Iron Mountain peak, it's not a loop trail. You'll walk 3 miles up the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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14847-14909 California Hwy 67, Poway, CA 92064
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're going to try this hike in the heat of summer, I suggest going as early in the day as possible. Bring extra water and a cooling cloth if you have one. A lot of the trail is without shade, and once you get...More

Thank Patrimanch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to go up to the Iron Mountain peak, it's not a loop trail. You'll walk 3 miles up the hill and 3 miles down the hill. It's definitely worth it. The view is stunning. Be aware that there is no shade along...More

1  Thank DartmouthOxford1212
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Distance round trip: ~ 6 miles Time: (Night hike) ~ 3.5 hours with 30 minute break at the top (~7:30-11pm) Difficulty: Moderately easy if you are a hiker. Rocky. This was one of our "training for Mt. Whitney" hikes. I had about 35-38 lbs on...More

Thank Cecilia S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A good workout for sure, nothing crazy but not super easy either. Very nice trail to hike. The summit has good views and resting area.

Thank SpargoCXVII
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great hike with the wife and pup! Lots of little streams and muddy spots but the view at the top is SPECTACULAR! Worth the miles up and back parking is a pain but a great time!

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 28 February 2017

At the beginning the trail is wide & rather flat. You walk through a line of trees that arch over the trail. After a little, you cross over a creek with a little waterfall below it. Then the climbing begins over large rocks. At some...More

2  Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went today and could see all the way to the ocean - if I squinted! The trail gives you a good workout since most of it is straight up. Like that you can see Ramona on the back side and to San Diego and the...More

Thank Cathy E
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The entire hike is a moderately challenging uphill 8-9 miles and the trail can be rocky. No water offered. So, be prepared on all accounts. But the prep and effort are worth it. The views West towards the metro area are phenomenal. The views of...More

Thank mkarp845
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is an easy mountain near Poway but when you're at the top it is a great view as it's one of the highest around. It's OK for kids as there are no steep grades, but is is long on a hot day.

Thank xhotelcritic
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Recommend doing this hike earlier in the day as it gets crowded and hot. It's strenuous on some parts of the trail but definitely worth it. The views are amazing especially on a clear day. There are facilities at the bottom but not very clean...More

1  Thank Jean F
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18 February 2017|
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Response from ellireza | Reviewed this property |
Hello Josephine, It is definitely much shorter than the potato chip hike. I do the potato chip in 3-4 hrs and the Iron mountain in 2 hrs. It is still a good and intense workout but not as bad as Potato chip. I have taken a... More
Liliya P
12 August 2016|
Response from mishywishy2016 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall the parking lot being the type that get closed off at all. There is a lot of street parking, and sometimes that's where you have to park. This is a busy trail.
Jill R
28 March 2016|
Response from TBesoug | Reviewed this property |
There are nice facilities to park and sit, especially at the base and summit, but no camping area along the main trail :)