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Iron Mountain

14847-14909 California Hwy 67, Poway, CA 92064
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Poway
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors

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Poway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great exercise with a spectacular view at the top. Parking can be limited due to popularity, particularly on the weekend. Please remember to pack/bring water. A light lunch or snack at the top is most enjoyable.

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Poway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The 4-mile hike is a good work-out for all but the infirm and the views at the top are superb. From this North Inland mountain you can see the Coronado Bridge (on a clear day, of course). The views below you of Poway and Rancho Bernardo are rather picturesque.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a nice hike with a great reward of views at the top. I highly recommend you bring lots of water, a hat and some snacks. We started the hike around 8:30am and I would definitely start earlier next time. It's mid November and it was hot! It took us an hour and 46 minutes to complete. It's a... More 

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Poway, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Just as I said in the title, avoid the crowds, avoid the heat. Hike Iron Mountain at night. Generally, you won't be the only group on the trail. On a full moon, the trail is like an interstate. Out of respect for other, I use the trail during non-peak times so that I can let me dog walk off-lead, It... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Iron Mountain is a popular climbing mountain in Poway, CA. The trail is mostly switchbacks with a final steep incline to the summit.It is not the most interesting trail, and it is usually busy, but this is Southern California.It does provide a good workout, and the views from the top are excellent on a clear day. There is ample parking.... More 

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This hike is a must. In the summer do it early because it gets hot midday. In the winter do it later so the fog burns off and you can enjoy the beautiful view. It's kid and pet friendly.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

There is a great atmosphere in this trail. People come with their kids and pets and there are plenty of trees for shade during the summer months. Great place to start if you are new at the hiking thing.

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I'm proud to be able to say that "I climbed Iron Mountain". It is a good hike up with terrific scenery that can only be experienced by climbing this mountain...little lakes, ridges of mountains and the ocean from on top! In the summer it's best to do early morning or evening hikes.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Lots of great comments and tips by previous reviewers. Less than 5 stars due to insane number of cars/people there. But still, a great hike to spectacular views, not just at the top, but up and down the trail! If you're into hiking, you've got to do this and Mt. Woodson!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Iron Mountain offers the chance to get your work-out outside and get an awesome view, all the way to the ocean, for your effort. The parking can be tight on the weekend, so try and get there by 7:30. Also, this hike can get very hot, so bring your sunscreen, a hat and at least 1/2 a liter of water... More 

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