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abrennalinerush"I can see the ocean!"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2014

abrennalinerush

Visiting a friend who just moved to San Diego. I've never been here, and she's never been hiking out here, so we took ourselves up this mountain to get the lay of the land. Easy, gradual trail, but pretty exposed, so I was glad to have lots of water. Looking west, you can just make out the ocean (mostly it was just lots of buildings). Gorgeous views up top looking east, though!
Posted Sep 6, 2014 12:49 pm

Lenny72Iron Mountain Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013

Lenny72

Beautiful, dry, very hot in summer with a nice view from the top. Not nearly as many people as Cowles Mountain. No water anywhere to be found. Having climbed it many times now, I used this mountain as part of my training this year for Mount Adams / Mount Rainier climbs in the Cascades.
Posted Aug 27, 2014 8:36 pm

Ted BauerOver and Over  Sucess!

Ted Bauer

I have been hiking on the trail for the last 20+ years. Its a great, fun hike. I used to use it as a trail running workout, but now mainly just hike it on occasion. It can be pretty hot in the summer so bring water. One note, since the improvements in the parking lot, the trail has become much more crowded
Posted Dec 3, 2013 7:34 pm

cabIron Mountain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2012

cab

Maybe the busiest trail I have ever been on. Should have brought headphones. I probably stayed at the top for 10 seconds.
Posted Jan 2, 2013 1:47 pm

elianestar12Night hike
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2012

elianestar12

If you don't enjoy crowds or heat, hike this trail at night. Especially fun during a full moon.
Posted Jan 28, 2012 12:31 am

weeds19Headphones and shopping malls  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2011

weeds19

I did a few training runs while on vacation in Ramona on this mountain. It was great once I got off of the main trail to the summit. However the main trail is clogged by folks wearing headphones and walking around like they're in a shopping mall (e.g. no eye contact and complete shock when you say hi!)
Posted Dec 26, 2011 12:19 am

100PeaksBusy Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2011

100Peaks

Second time to the top. Part of the King of the Hill Race Series. Previous trip report.
Posted Jun 30, 2011 7:34 pm

craglocal classic conga line  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 1997

crag

Lived just a few miles away, so this was a regular in the cool months. Quick and easy, great views at sunset. It often catches the marine layer in the early AM. It does get insanely crowded, especially on weekend mornings. Mid-afternoon during the week can be pretty reasonable.
Posted Apr 20, 2011 1:08 am

SgonzalezIron Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2011

Sgonzalez

I wouldn't climb it again, way too crowded. It looked like I was on a pilgrimage with the amount of people.
Posted Mar 22, 2011 8:12 pm

Bob BurdTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2006

Bob Burd

With son Ryan, a good short hike on Christmas Eve. Trip Report
Posted Jan 5, 2011 12:34 pm

WildI love this mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2007

Wild

This peak looks great from Highway 67. Amazing views from the summit during a sunset!
Posted Oct 28, 2010 12:46 am

Darren9Close  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Darren9

Nice local hike to a desert peak. Also climbed unnamed peak to the north between it and Mt. Woodson.
Posted Oct 17, 2010 7:33 pm

tfac2010Traning hill  Sucess!

tfac2010

Hiked and ran numerous times. First for both my sons when they were 5
Posted Aug 26, 2010 11:21 am

HeyItsBenNice 'n' easy  Sucess!

HeyItsBen

Prob done this one about 10 times, nice 'n' easy peak close to home.
Posted Aug 3, 2010 4:07 pm

POLUKONice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

POLUKO

Nice easy hike with lots of sun.
Posted Jul 13, 2010 12:54 am

SierraSunrise85Woodson and Iron   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

SierraSunrise85

Climbed both peaks in one day. Iron mountain is a nice and easy hike up to the summit, but most of the trail is exposed with sparse vegetation. Trailhead parking used to get pretty crowded along the road, but they just opened up a new parking lot.
Posted Jan 21, 2010 3:31 pm

Princess ButtercupGroup Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

Princess Buttercup

Group hike from the Whitney portal store Message board. good times w/ good folks.
Posted Dec 1, 2009 12:04 am

RobbIron and Woodson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

Robb

Climbed both peaks today. Really hot, but did it OK. Great views!
Posted Oct 18, 2009 11:43 pm

Livelife4SummitsIron Mountain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Livelife4Summits

Nice easy morning hike. This can be done in 90 minutes round trip with added time for rest on top. It gets crowded with people and dogs and parking can be tough on the weekends. If going, bring plenty of liquids (a bottle of water won't do) and dress light cause its a dry, desert area. Enjoy!
Posted Oct 3, 2009 7:10 pm

HopeEMy first real mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2008

HopeE

That I ever climbed. Very hot but we took lots of breaks.
Posted Aug 26, 2009 11:20 pm

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