Iron Mountain is a great work out hike and as Jery
Schad states in "Afoot and Afield in San Diego" that area
has some of the largest rocks dispersed throughout. I hiked this, previously during the summer- off season hiking in these
here parts simply because it is so hot and it was immediately obvious how heat is a factor. This hike was much easier
with cooler weather. once again I parked at the Ellie Lane area and hiked all the way over to Iron Mountain.
You can just park on the road (67) just at the end of Poway road and go from there also- it is a little easier.
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