Summary: This is a great nature hike within the city limits. I would recommend this trail for the entire family. There are many children attempting this hike in the early afternoons.There are lots of birds, rabbits, and natural flora and fauna. The best frature of this hike is the views of North San Diego County form the trail. At the peak you are affotded a magificent view of all of San Diego County. Be sure to take a map of the sourrounding area, so you can recognise the local mountian peaks.
Trailhead: Trail head is located on Highway 67 and Poway Road. On the east side of the road. There is a small gravel parking area on the side of the highway. Most cars park on the side of the road. (Lat:32.972 Lon:-116.977)
Trail Guides for Iron Mountian a out and back hike:
Afoot & Afield in San Diego County
by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Winter,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: The city of Poway. This trail is on private land.
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Kevin Vasquez, who has posted 7 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by ATB on 9/4/2013
Did this hike this evening. I ran about half of it. You gain about 1000 feet in elevation but it will feel like more. The trail splits at two parts that are confusing but you just have to remember to head left (when you're heading up) at both of them. The view is amazing, I got to the top just in time for the sunset. Beautiful evening.
Reviewed by ARD on 8/17/2012
Very fun hike with Amazing views :-) I try to do it twice a week. Bring lots of water during these "hot" times.
Reviewed by djw on 7/22/2012
got to the top in about 1hour 40 minutes, coming down was easier took about 1hour 15 minutes. Great view did this hike for my 79th birthday.
Reviewed by PC on 2/7/2012
a great hike with amazing views all along the way. anyone with bad knees will want hiking poles. when you hike this or any trail, consider taking a trash bag (grocery bag) up with you, some lazy people leave their trash at the top.
Reviewed by TN on 12/26/2011
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Reviewed by JJ on 12/23/2011
I also took my 4 year old up this trail today. Its a bit steep in some spots for him but overall it was a great hike! The views are spectacular and plenty of people around to enjoy it with.
Reviewed by BMF on 12/5/2011
Super fun hike. My 4 year old completed it first time no problem. Obviously with kids you take it slow and have fun. I have also gone up alone and it is a great workout when you are not traveling at the speed little legs carry you. My dog has gone as well- only complaint is other people sometimes don't have their dogs on leashes. Nothing like rounding a corner with your 50lb boxer to come face-to-face with a non-leashed 100+lb Rottweiler. Luckily he was a nice dog. Another trip without my dog (luckily) and an unleashed Pitt Bull lunged at my stepmother.
Reviewed by LA on 12/3/2011
Great hike. Moderate terrain up. Easily reach the summit in about an hour (if you're taking your time).
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