Iron Mountain can be reached by following the ridge or sidehilling just to the right of it. A small trail marks the best way up, featuring some moderately steep grass, a few scrub trees, nothing more challenging at than class 2 to the plateau summit area.
Map & Directions
From Tacoma, drive east on State Route 7 to Elbe, then veer left onto SR 706 to enter the park at the Nisqually Entrance near Ashford. Continue east toward Longmire. Park at the Kautz Creek parking area on the south side the road, just after crossing a bridge and culvert.