Iron Mountain Climber's Log

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johnm - Sep 9, 2018 6:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2018

Iron Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Nice easy hike. Bit of a foggy day but views still outstanding. Plenty of folks on the trail. Bring the water as this one has plenty of sun exposure.


sgb02d - May 27, 2016 6:37 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2016

Local Workout  Sucess!

This is where locals go to hike and get exercise on routine basis. Views from the top are outstanding with usual high visibility. Parking lot and bathrooms have been added.


IronHiker - Jul 23, 2015 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2013

from Highway 67  Sucess!

Short, easy hike. Very crowded.


telemarkdude - Nov 29, 2014 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2014

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Peak #2 of my California thanksgiving vacation trip


abrennalinerush - Sep 6, 2014 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2014

"I can see the ocean!"  Sucess!

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!


Lenny72 - Aug 27, 2014 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013

Iron Mountain Summit  Sucess!

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.

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Dec 3, 2013 7:34 pm

Over and Over  Sucess!

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


cab - Jan 2, 2013 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2012

Iron Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Maybe the busiest trail I have ever been on. Should have brought headphones. I probably stayed at the top for 10 seconds.


elianestar12 - Jan 28, 2012 12:31 am Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2012

Night hike

If you don't enjoy crowds or heat, hike this trail at night. Especially fun during a full moon.


weeds19 - Dec 26, 2011 12:19 am Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2011

Headphones and shopping malls  Sucess!

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!)


100Peaks - Jun 30, 2011 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2011

Busy Peak  Sucess!

Second time to the top. Part of the King of the Hill Race Series. Previous trip report.

Sgonzalez - Mar 22, 2011 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2011

Iron Mountain  Sucess!

I wouldn't climb it again, way too crowded. It looked like I was on a pilgrimage with the amount of people.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 5, 2011 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2006

Trail  Sucess!

With son Ryan, a good short hike on Christmas Eve. Trip Report


Wild - Oct 28, 2010 12:46 am Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2007

I love this mountain  Sucess!

This peak looks great from Highway 67. Amazing views from the summit during a sunset!


Darren9 - Oct 17, 2010 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Close  Sucess!

Nice local hike to a desert peak. Also climbed unnamed peak to the north between it and Mt. Woodson.


tfac2010 - Aug 26, 2010 11:21 am

Traning hill  Sucess!

Hiked and ran numerous times. First for both my sons when they were 5


HeyItsBen - Aug 3, 2010 4:07 pm

Nice 'n' easy  Sucess!

Prob done this one about 10 times, nice 'n' easy peak close to home.


POLUKO - Jul 13, 2010 12:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

Nice  Sucess!

Nice easy hike with lots of sun.


SierraSunrise85 - Jan 21, 2010 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

Woodson and Iron   Sucess!

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.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 1, 2009 12:04 am Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

Group Hike  Sucess!

Group hike from the Whitney portal store Message board. good times w/ good folks.

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