NR8445 - Box Canyon

3/5 (3 reviews)
Newberry Springs, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 12/16/2019
Zoom in to see trails...

Trail Information


In the Newberry / Rodman Mountain BLM sub region of the southern California Mojave Desert lies this hidden gem named Box Canyon. Some have even called this trail the "Grand Canyon Of The Rodmans" for its straight up and down canyon walls that are several hundred feet high in some sections. The walls were created in part of an ancient lava flow that cut through this region thousands of years ago. Be aware that temperatures typically exceed 100 plus degrees in the summer months however the high canyon walls of Box Canyon can provide a safe haven of shade during the morning or late afternoon hours to cool off.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

3/5 (3 reviews)
G. Martin
Official Crew
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 12/16/2019

This is a very easy and scenic trail.
Status: Not Reported
Visited: 06/07/2018

Trail is open and trail conditions are the same as trail write up. The BLM has installed new trail markers along the trail to better identify the open routes. Please be cautious on this trail and be on the look out for any desert tortoise. If you happen to spot a desert tortoise, please give plenty of clearance between your vehicle and the tortoise AND never get close or touch the desert tortoise - it could put them into shock and kill them. Enjoy the trail as it offers plenty of visual stimulation and if you are lucky enough - great sunsets too.
Trail Review: NR8445 - Box Canyon - Ben Stone
Trail Review: NR8445 - Box Canyon - Ben Stone
Status: Open
Visited: 02/27/2017

Great run in the rain. Made for fun and no dust. Trail is open and wants visitors.
Trail Review: NR8445 - Box Canyon - Ben Stone
Trail Review: NR8445 - Box Canyon - Ben Stone
View More Images

From the Community

Start a free trial and get this level of detail on every trail guide
Start Free Trial