Hercules' Highway

4.8/5 (7 reviews)
Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 05/18/2019
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Trail Information

Highlights

On the southern flank of the Ord Mountains there is a spectacular granite boulder outcrop containing some awesome sites to explore. This scenic trail will pass by a giant granite pinnacle known as "Hercules' Finger" and a huge balanced rock known as "Hercules' Brain" - both namesakes for Hercules' Highway. As the trail meanders along from one sight to another you will be treated with numerous challenges to test your driving skills.

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (7 reviews)
Matt
4750
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this today solo, very fun although pretty short. Getting there and back takes a while though. Great views and slow going fun trail.
Trail Review: Hercules' Highway  - Matt
Trail Review: Hercules' Highway  - Matt
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Rob
1950
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/02/2019

We loved Hercules Highway so much when we were there in January 2019 that we went back in November. Love the scenery, and the trail itself is just plain fun. Agree with the rating of 3/4. One thing that was strange is that when we got to the very end of the trail, there was a marker facing the opposite direction that we were going indicating "closed route." So if you came in from the opposite direction, you would have seen the marker indicating that the trail was closed, which is not accurate.
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/18/2019

Took the ZR2 through here and it was a lot of fun. Not too easy, but not too hard either. The route closed post mentioned at WP5 ( now WP1) in another review is not on this trail, but next to it. This route is open.
Trail Review: Hercules' Highway  - G. Martin
Rob
1950
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/25/2019

Hercules Highway is a great fun trail. Easy enough for beginners but a few obstacles to keep you interested and paying attention. Amazing scenery when we were there in January 2019. Highly recommended trail if you are in the area and are looking for something other than the more difficult rock crawling trails in the area.
Trail Review: Hercules' Highway  - Rob
Trail Review: Hercules' Highway  - Rob
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Status: Partially Open
Visited: 06/07/2018

Unfortunately the BLM has placed numerous red trail closure signs along this route starting at waypoint 5 through waypoint 15. The majority of this trail is closed. However from waypoint 5 you can continue straight on BLM OM 6600 trail as it parallels the previous mapped trail. You can loop around on BLM OM 6600 for about 3 miles to trail BLM OM 6635 - turn right on BLM OM 6635 and connect to waypoint 15. Some good news, the BLM has cleaned up the trash pile at waypoint 4 - way to go!
Trail Review: Hercules' Highway  - Ben Stone
Trail Review: Hercules' Highway  - Ben Stone

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