Iron Mountain Sunset Hike

Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Iron Mountain Sunset Hike
Saturday, Oct. 24

The Rock Church Hiking Ministry is back! Celebrate our return with a beautiful Sunset Hike at Iron Mountain! We'll hike to the peak in the late afternoon, stop to eat and re-hydrate, do worship and enjoy the 360-degree view. A beautiful sunset around 6:05 p.m. will (hopefully) highlight our trip back down the mountain.

This hike is difficult. There is a challenging uphill climb for the first 1.5 miles before it levels off for about a mile. At this point, the remainder of the hike will be uphill via switchbacks. The average time from trailhead to the top is over one hour. Please self-evaluate your fitness and hiking levels before attempting this hike. Kids and dogs are not recommended for this hike. Dogs (on leash) are permitted.

The hiking ministry is committed to your safety! Please have a mask and adhere to social distancing protocols. Failure to follow these protocols can result in the ministry being shut down again.

To be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no official carpools to hiking events.

More info on the Iron Mountain hike can be found here.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6

Sunset Hike at Iron Mountain

Saturday, Oct. 24

3:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Meet at the trailhead at 3:45 p.m.

Hike begins at 4 p.m. sharp!


Itinerary:
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Distance: 5.8 miles (round trip)
  • Hiking Time: approximately 3 hours
  • Not suitable for dogs or children
  • Weather: Hot, but cools quickly in the late afternoon
  • Hike will be canceled if it rains
What to bring?
  • Good running/hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing, wear layers as it will cool down
  • Hat or Visor
  • Hiking Poles (optional, recommended)
  • Flashlight or headlamp as it will get dark on the way down
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (at least 2 liters recommended)
  • Snacks
Trailhead Address:

Iron Mountain Commuter Lot

Intersection of SR-67 & Poway Rd.

14847-14909 CA-67

Poway, CA 92064

Directions:

From Interstate 15:  Exit 17 to Scripps Poway Parkway, make a right and head east. Make a left onto SR-67. At the next traffic signal, Poway Road, turn right to enter the Iron Mountain Trailhead parking lot. If the parking lot is full, there is parking on the side of SR-67 (Careful, this can be dangerous).

From Interstate 8: Exit 17-C to SR-67 and head north. At Poway Road, turn right to enter the Iron Mountain Trailhead parking lot. If the parking lot is full, there is parking on the side of SR-67 (Careful, this can be dangerous).

When
Saturday · October 24, 2020
3:45 - 7:30 PM
Cost
FREE
Contact
If you have questions, please contact Vinnie Freeman at [email protected].

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