Phillips Canyon West Wash

Barstow, California (SanBernardino County)

Last Updated: 03/08/2021
4.6 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.9 miles
Highest Elevation: 2800 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Barstow
Nearest Town w/ Services: Barstow
Official Road Name: Phillips Canyon
Management Agency: BLM
District: Barstow Field Office


Highlight: Phillips Canyon West Wash
This easy drive up the narrow canyon is a popular route for people camping in Mule Canyon. The trail is mostly a wash which narrows as you get closer to the base of the mountains. Upon Arriving at the base of the mountains, the trials becomes rocky with a washed out climb. Past this location is Phillips Canyon West which is one of the harder trails in the Calico Network.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail splits off of Mule Canyon heading North. Along this route are several areas to camp that can support large groups.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Yermo, CA

From Highway 15 heading North/East. Exit the second calico exit and head North towards Calico. Take the first dirt road North (Mule Canyon) 34.921333, -116.848928 (0.0 Miles from start). (Go ahead and air down here, recommend low tire pressure due to shale). As you are going up the Canyon, go left at the big-ish Y.



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Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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