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.
Short, easy hike. Very crowded.
Peak #2 of my California thanksgiving vacation trip
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!
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.
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
Maybe the busiest trail I have ever been on. Should have brought headphones. I probably stayed at the top for 10 seconds.
If you don't enjoy crowds or heat, hike this trail at night. Especially fun during a full moon.
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!)
Second time to the top. Part of the King of the Hill Race Series. Previous trip report.
I wouldn't climb it again, way too crowded. It looked like I was on a pilgrimage with the amount of people.
With son Ryan, a good short hike on Christmas Eve. Trip Report
This peak looks great from Highway 67. Amazing views from the summit during a sunset!
Nice local hike to a desert peak. Also climbed unnamed peak to the north between it and Mt. Woodson.
Hiked and ran numerous times. First for both my sons when they were 5
Prob done this one about 10 times, nice 'n' easy peak close to home.
Nice easy hike with lots of sun.
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.
Group hike from the Whitney portal store Message board. good times w/ good folks.
Climbed both peaks today. Really hot, but did it OK. Great views!