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Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain is the crown jewel of the Santiam Foothills. Views of all the large mountains in the Cascade range.
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Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 5.5 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  There are two options to hike to the summit of Iron Mountain. One is a short, but difficult hike, while the other wraps around the... more »

Tips:  To get here take Hwy 20 36 miles east of Sweet Home and park on the south side of the highway at Tombstone Pass.

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Points of Interest

1. Tombstone Pass Parking Lot

You will find the trailhead near the restrooms located in the parking area.

2. Cross the Highway

You will cross the highway to connect with the trail to Cone Peak meadows and beyond Iron Mountain

3. Meadow Flowers

Come in June for spectacular show of wildflower.

4. Cone Peak Meadows

5. Cone Peak

6. Trail Junction

Turn uphill to head to the Iron Mountain Summit. Downhill returns to the parking areas.

7. Iron Mountain Summit

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8. Trail Junction

Keep left here to return to Tombstone Pass trailhead. Turn right for parking lot listed at POI #8

9. Parking Lot

If you are not interested in the longer hike through the meadows of Cone Peak, you may choose to park here.

To access this parking turn onto Road 035 about a mile west of Tombstone Pass near milepost 62. Take the forth left onto Road 038 to the parking area.