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Iron Mountain Trail (#3389) is a difficult 1.6 mile hike. Set aside for its botanical qualities, over 300 species of flowering plants share their beauty throughout the summer season. Trail users have a rare opportunity to see 18 different plant communities on Iron Mountain. the trail climbs amidst alpine meadows and timber before reaching bare volcanic rock on the peak. A Forest Service fire lookout is staffed during the summer.

Directions: From Sweet Home: Continue east on Hwy. 20 for 34 miles to Road 15 and turn right. The parking area is to your right and the trail is located across the road. A second access is off of Hwy. 20 via Civil Road (035). Turn left on Civil Road from Hwy. 20 and follow it to the end. The trail is 0.8 miles long from here. A toilet is located at this upper trailhead.

Seasonal Access: Normally Open: Summer-Late Fall

Facility Type: Trail

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