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Trail of the Month: Iron Mountain Trail

How to break a sweat on this 5.2-mile trek


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Illustrations by Ashleigh Corrin

Difficulty Level

Difficult, hikers in peak physical shape

Distance

5.2 miles out and back

Good to Know

Dog Friendly Not Stroller Friendly Free Parking

Where

The trailhead is at the intersection of Poway Road and Highway 67. Follow the main trail to the top, or take a diversion on the Wild Horse Trail.

 

What to Instagram

The Old West–style Iron Mountain sign you walk under as you start your trek.

 

Why We Love It

This is a challenging but well-maintained trail with spectacular views of the whole county from the top.

 

Where to Refuel

Go for hearty quinoa bowls or vegan French toast at GreensPlease (12202 Poway Road, Poway), and smoothies, cold brew coffee, or ginger beer on tap.

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