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Iron Mountain

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

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  • Meadow along the Iron Mountain Trail.- Iron Mountain
  • Indian paintbrush.- Iron Mountain
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  • Arch in the rocks along the Iron Mountain Trail.- Iron Mountain
  • The summit of Iron Mountain.- Iron Mountain
  • Views from the summit.- Iron Mountain
  • A display helps orient visitors.- Iron Mountain
  • Views from the summit of Iron Mountain.- Iron Mountain
  • Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, and Cone Peak. Mount Adams can be seen to the left of Mount Hood on clear days.- Iron Mountain
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  • Mount Jefferson and Cone Peak.- Iron Mountain
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Short hike. Well marked. Amazing views.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Willamette Foothills, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
NW Forest Pass
Total Distance: 
2.40 mi (3.86 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
4,078 ft (1,243 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
1,358 ft (414 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
54°F
44°

Tue

Clear throughout the day.
65°F
46°

Wed

Clear throughout the day.
71°F
52°

Thu

Clear throughout the day.
70°F
54°

Fri

Light rain starting in the afternoon.
54°F
42°

Sat

Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
41°F
36°

Sun

Light rain until evening.
39°F
33°
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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With Iron Mountain you have a few choices as to where to start your hike or how long to make it. Either way you cannot go wrong. The ideal time to hike is late spring through the fall. Summer wildflowers and wildlife add to this already beautiful area. The geology is something interesting to ponder as you hike. On a clear day you can see Mount Adams, Mount Hood, the tips of Three Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, the Three Sisters and Diamond Peak

Iron Mountain has served as a fire lookout from the early 1920s. Two lookout cabins have been used to detect summer forest fires from 1933 to 2007. In 2009 the platform that stands there now was built. The platform has historical postings explaining the history of the lookout and of the area including the indigenous Mollala tribe as well as the local flora and geology.

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