Iron Mountain Trail #3389


View out over top of Old Cascades from Iron Mountain Viewing Platform

Set aside for its botanical interest, Iron Mountain provides habitat for more than 300 species of flowering plants, which share their beauty throughout the summer season. You will pass through several meadows interspersed with alpine trees before reaching the bare volcanic rock at the top.

This Old Cascades area is a wonderful hiking experience with meadows, springs, alpine environments, and a tremendous variety of flora.

A viewing platform will be waiting for you when you reach the top of the mountain. An interpretive brochure is available at the trailhead.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Sweet Home, OR
Water: None
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Iron Mountain - Road 15 Trailhead and Iron Mountain - Civil Road Trailhead.
Information Center: Sweet Home Ranger Station

General Information


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Note: You can take a loop hike around Iron Mountain by connecting this trail with the Cone Peak Trail and Santiam Wagon Road.

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  Area/Length : 
1.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
4000 feet - 5455 feet