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Iron Mountain

14847-14909 California Hwy 67, Poway, CA 92064
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Another Mountain to Brag About!

When you get to the top of this, just like Mt. Woodson, get someone to pat you on the back or just... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
SoooZeeeQ
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Poway, California
Beautiful Views!

This hike takes me 3 hours up and back but I do walk the trail (I'm 64 with bad knees). While it... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Sandy R
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Poway, California
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“parking lot” (9 reviews)
“great hike” (11 reviews)
“san diego” (6 reviews)
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14847-14909 California Hwy 67, Poway, CA 92064
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

When you get to the top of this, just like Mt. Woodson, get someone to pat you on the back or just do it yourself, as it is a challenging hike. Restrooms are only at the trailhead, and at the top there is a picnic...More

1  Thank SoooZeeeQ
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This hike takes me 3 hours up and back but I do walk the trail (I'm 64 with bad knees). While it is a hike up for 2 miles there are many switchbacks to keep it from being too steep. I do recommend sturdy shoes...More

1  Thank Sandy R
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We wanted an outdoor workout, so the concierge at the Park Hyatt suggested a hike up Iron Mountain in nearby Poway. Only 6 miles, he said. Of course he failed to say it was 3.5 miles up a slippery trail with sand covering rocks and...More

Thank LAR1942
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful desert mountain terrain; however, during the summertime..leave your pup at home! I made the mistake of bringing mine and had to turn back early. I will definitely go back to hike this fall/winter. The hike wasn't strenuous aside from some rocky steep parts and...More

Thank Hannah Elisabet... D
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Best time to hike it is winter; in summer,take lots of water! Could be in for a fantastic view all the way to the ocean.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 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
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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

1  Thank Cecilia S
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Reviewed 11 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
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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
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Joshika
4 December 2017|
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Response from LAR1942 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But be prepared to work your butt off. It’s no stroll in the park.
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JosephinePauline
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
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Liliya P
12 August 2016|
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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.
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