Quill Springs Lookout

Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 01/27/2019
5 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Length: 7.42 miles
Highest Elevation: 4803 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Lucerne Valley
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lucerne Valley
Official Road Name: OM6621
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Barstow Field Office


Highlight: Quill Springs Lookout
Nestled high up in a remote canyon situated between Goat Mountain and West Ord Mountain lies a hidden spring known as Quill Springs. The spring supports an old cottonwood tree that offers plenty of shade during the spring and summer months, providing a good location to take a break. Further up the trail you will be treated with a grand view overlooking the Ord Mountain range to the northeast and the San Bernardino Mountains to the south. Scattered along the trail are remnants of old mining establishments and Indian petroglyphs to discover. High canyon walls and interesting rock formations along with spectacular vistas make this trail a must visit.


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1. OM6621 Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn north from BLM route OM6600 onto BLM route OM6621 - Quill Springs Lookout

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Downtown Lucerne Valley

From downtown Lucerne Valley, head east on Highway 247 (Old Women Springs) for about 6 miles to Camp Rock Road. Turn left heading north on Camp Rock Road for about 4 miles - continue straight as the road becomes Harrod Road for an additional 1.75 miles. At the crossroads of Harrod Road and Northside Road, continue straight (north) as the paved road will transition to dirt, putting you directly on BLM route OM6635. Watch for the intersection of BLM route OM6600 and turn left / west on OM6600. Follow OM6600 for 1.2 miles and turn right / north to the trailhead at BLM route OM6621 - Quill Springs Lookout.



Land Use Issues

UPDATE - August 16, 2017 - The BLM has installed numerous trail closure markers in the Ord Mountain Subregion. BLM states that open or cross country trail riding is prohibited in this area.

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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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