Iron Mountain Trail 3389 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Linn County, Oregon. It is within Willamette National Forest. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 4,072 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,641 feet. The Deer Creek Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There are also a picnic site and a restrooms. The trail ends near Iron Mountain (elevation 5,167 feet).
Iron Mountain Trail 3389 Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Cascade Range is known for its high volcanic peaks and open vistas. Mountains such as Hood, Je?erson, the Three Sisters, and Broken Top shine with their peaks adorned by glaciers and their pro?les distinct against blue skies. These young mountains, technically part of the High Cascades, owe their stature to eons of hard work amassed by the Old Cascades. The foundation of the Cascade Range, the Old Cascades form the base from which the High Cascades rise, with most peaks in the lower-elevation ranges of 4,000–5,000 feet."
--Lucas Alberg, Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon (Wilderness Press).
"A steep trail through several meadows to the top of Iron Mountain, where there are nice views. If you ascend in the summer, you won’t be surprised to learn that this region was set aside for its botanical value. This area has more than 300 species of flowering plants; alpine timber is interlaced with the meadows. Atop the bare, volcanic summit stands a Forest Service lookout, which is occupied in the summer. Special attractions: Rainbow meadows (in July) and see-forever views."
--Donna Lynn Ikenberry, Hiking Oregon (Ikenberry) (Falcon Guides).
"Iron Mountain is a justifiably popular western Cascades destination that packs a lot of highlights into a single hike. There are great views, a picturesque fire lookout, old-growth forests, craggy rock formations, and some of the most outstanding wildflower meadows in the Oregon Cascades. Botanists especially love this outing, because the region supports more tree species— seventeen—than any other place in Oregon and more than 300 types of wildflowers. Most hikers reach the top via a crowded and dusty trail from the south, but a longer and more attractive option is this loop from Tombstone Pass."
--Douglas Lorain, 100 Classic Hikes in Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
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