Phillips Canyon East

Barstow, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 12/27/2019
5 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 2.33 miles
Highest Elevation: 2881 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Barstow
Nearest Town w/ Services: Barstow
Official Road Name: CM7630A
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Barstow Field Office


Highlight: Phillips Canyon East
From sandy washes to small rock obstacles, Phillips Canyon East is a diverse short trail. You will see unique natural rock formations, great views, old silver mines and rock tailings everywhere you look. The conditions on the trail changes as you go from one area to the next. This is also the fastest route to get to the heart of the Calico mining area.


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1. Trailhead Phillips Canyon East (0 mi)
When pulling off of Mule Canyon Rd you can take the wash marked CM7630A or continue on Mule Canyon and make a sharp left hand turn at 34.94662, -116.84051. The first of the trail runs down a sand wash in a small canyon. Some parts of the wash are narrow, but you are never far from a place to pass.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Yermo

From Interstate 15 heading north, take the second Calico exit and go left towards the Calico Ghost Town. Approximately 1 mile on the right hand side is a dirt road named Mule Canyon - CM7630. It is clearly marked with a modern street sign. Follow Mule Canyon for approximately 2 1/4 miles. The trail starts on the right hand side and is a narrow wash.



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David May

Mapping Crew - California

I have been a southern California native my entire life. Growing up we spent a lot of time in the Eastern High Sierras, the Calico Canyons and the San Bernadino Mountains. When I got my first car, my free time revolved around it. A few years later I got my first off-road truck. Now I was able spend time doing all the things I loved. Over the years I have had a variety of different off-road vehicles. Some were stock, while others were highly modified. With my son recently getting his own 1st generation Toyota 4Runner, we have been spending more time working on his truck and hitting the trails. Whether exploring, hiking, hunting or camping, being outdoors with my family is how I want to spend my down time. Life is too short to spend it on the couch. Go out there and find your next adventure.
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