April 25 Hike – Iron Mountain Sunset


GPS: 32.9783, -117.9726

Join in for a hike up Iron Mountain to see the Sunset over the Pacific ocean (7:26 pm), clouds permitting, and the near full moon rise (6:04 pm). A very popular hike day or night. It’s 6 miles round trip, 1200 ft elevation gain, a moderate to hard effort. Afterwards, walk down in the twilight and moonlight. Bring a flashlight.

It takes about 75-100 minutes to walk up to the top.  Dogs on leash with water are o.k.

WHERE TO MEET: At the trailhead (parking lot) by 5:30 pm at the intersection of Hwy 67 & Poway Road. Free parking. Outhouses are available. No water available.

DIRECTIONS: 1) From I-15 southbound, exit onto Camino Del Norte and head eastwards (left). At 1.3 mile down you cross Pomerado Rd and the road name becomes Twin Peaks Rd. Continue east to Espola Rd then take that (right) south .5 miles to Poway Rd. Follow Poway Rd (left) eastward uphill to Hwy 67. You’ll see the parking lot across the intersection there. Drive straight in and park.

2) Coming northbound on I-15 exit onto Poway Rd (right) eastwards. Follow Poway Rd all the way up to Hwy 67 and the parking lot there. Alternate is to take Scripps-Poway Prkwy to Hwy 67, then north to parking lot.

WHAT TO BRING: Appropriate clothes for the weather and sturdy walking shoes for dirt trail with some rocks, a good FLASHLIGHT and/or HEADLAMP, a tote pack for a water bottle, snack, binoculars. Hiking poles are good for balance on rocky step-ups.

Info: text/call Vinnie Rodrig. 858-231-7722

Activities promoted at North Coast Church Single Adults Ministries.