Iron Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Big Bad Iron Mtn. stands west of Mt. Baldy, towering over the headwaters of the San Gabriel River. It is the toughest single peak hike in the San Gabriel Mountains, and the second hardest (after Rabbit Peak) in this book. The hike begins near the river at 2000 feet and climbs to the 8007-foot summit. The first half is on good trail to Heaton Saddle, but the second half follows a steep climber’s path up the interminable south ridge of Iron Mtn."
--David & Jennifer Money Harris, Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire (Wilderness Press).
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