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. Vegetation includes rhododendrons, azaleas, and California darlingtonia. Trees are Port-incense cedar Orford cedar and white fir, with some pine at higher elevation. There are three high points on the ridge that the trail follows, the southernmost of which used to be a forest service lookout, and it is accessed by a short side trail. The view from there is excellent.

At a Glance

Fees No
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


Use Iron Mountain Trailhead-South, Iron Mountain Trailhead-North

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



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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

Horse Riding & Camping

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  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

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