Trio Of Mines

Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 06/07/2018
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High on the southeast slope of East Ord Mountain lie a chain of three abandoned gold and silver mines from the early 20th century. Ford Mine to the south west, Grand View Mine in the middle and Ord Belt Gold Mine to the north east. Each mining site has plenty to offer providing stunning views and old mill site ruins to explore. The trail will ascend over 2000' above the valley floor showcasing panoramic views of Anderson Dry Lake and the San Bernardino Mountains. Majority of the trail can be enjoyed by most using a standard 4x4 SUV but the last section of the trail will require a more capable vehicle and an experienced driver.


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1. Trailhead - Turn Left On 6655 Heading North Toward East Ord Mt. (0 mi)
Turn left heading north on BLM OM 6655 trail. Trail becomes sandy and may require 4WD so this may be a good location to air down your tires. Continue down the trail and pass under the power lines and cross the riverbed then be prepared to make the left turn at waypoint 3.

Directions to Trailhead

From downtown Lucerne Valley - head east on Hwy 247 Old Women Spring Road for about 6 miles to Camp Rock Road. Turn left heading north on Camp Rock Road. Stay on Camp Rock Road for 4 miles then turn right to stay on Camp Rock Road. The paved road will turn into dirt in about 2 miles. Stay on well groomed dirt road for about another 4 miles to trailhead at Anderson Dry Lake.



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G. Martin

Mapping Crew - California

G. Martin, gm4x4 on Youtube , is a California native, born and raised in northern California and now living and wheeling in southern California. He enjoys exploring new trails and setting up camp in the remote outdoors. You may come across him in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the mountains of Big Bear, in the central Sierras near Shaver Lake or any other dirty, rocky road in the southwest.
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