Hercules' Highway

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4.8/5 (9 reviews)
Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 03/18/2023
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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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4.8/5 (9)
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84250
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Visited: 03/18/2023

There might be a lot of confusion lately with the San Bernardino National Forest order ( No. 05-12-00-23-03 ) closing almost all forest trails in southern California. This trail is still open.
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6550
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/12/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Such a great trail, took Bronco friend here after crawling Cougar Buttes for a few hours. This is a great trail to run after a day of crawling, views are amazing and the wheelin is great too! And yes this trail is not affected by the San Bernardino National forest closures!
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6550
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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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1950
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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.
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84250
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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

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