The trails at Iron Mountain and Mt. Woodson–from Lake Poway to Potato Chip Rock–will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service Sunday afternoon.
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“As the temperature soars, so does the number of heat-related incidents. For the safety of hikers and rescue personnel, during times of excessive heat–when temperatures are predicted to reach/exceed 100 degrees or a heat advisory is in effect–the City of Poway will close trails at Iron Mountain and Lake Poway (and leading up to Mt. Woodson from the lake). Signs will be posted to advise hikers that the trails are closed,” according to a statement from the city.
Poway has more than 55 miles of trails, making it a popular hiking destination.
“Whether it’s strolling along an urban trail along a creek or tackling the rising elevation at of Mt. Woodson, hikers need to be prepared,” the statement continued.
Daytime temperatures in Poway are forecast to hover around the 100-degree mark Monday and Tuesday, dipping by only a few degrees for the rest of the week.