Iron Mountain Trail

This trail leaves Forest Road 3347 and follows an old cat road to Forest Road 5325 at Soldiers Camp. This trail is on Iron Mountain and is very dry, with no water. Scenic plants and blooms include rhododendrons, azaleas, and California darlingtonia. A beautiful mix of tree species includes Port-Orford cedar, incense cedar and white fir, with some pine at higher elevation. There are three high points on the ridge that the trail follows; the southernmost used to be a Forest Service lookout, and it is accessed by a short side trail. The view from the lookout is excellent and not to be missed!

At a Glance

Open Season: Year Round - Access limited late Fall-Spring
Usage: Light
Closest Towns:
  • Powers, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Powers Ranger District

General Information


Iron Mountain South Trailhead:

From Gold Beach, OR: Travel northeast on County Road 545 to Forest Road 33, to Forest Road 5325 at Agness Pass.

From Gold Beach, OR: Take Highway 101 north to Port Orford to County Road 208, to Forest Road 5325 for 25 miles.

From Powers, OR: Travel south on County Road 90, which turns into Forest Road 33. At Agness Pass, go right on Forest Road 5325. Trailhead located on the right.

Iron Mountain North Trailhead:

From Powers, OR: Travel south on County Road 90 to Forest Road 33 to Forest Road 3347, then right on Forest Road 260.

From Glendale, OR: Take Bureau of Land Management Road 32-9-3 to Forest Road 3348, to Forest Road 33 south to Forest Road 3347, then right on Forest Road 260.


General Notes:
  • USGS Map: North: T33S, R12W, Section 2
  • USGS Map: South: T34S, R12W, Section 5
  • Trail is not designed for: pack and saddle, mountain bike, motorized bike, ATV, 4-wheel drive, barrier free


Day Hiking

  • Area is very distinct from the rest of the district due to the serpentine soils that allow different types of vegetation to grow.
  • Remnants of a Canadian Air Force plane wreck can still be seen near the North Trailhead.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult


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  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

  Elevation : 
3,200 feet - 4,075 feet range