Rodman Mountain HP

Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 06/07/2018
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Highlight: Rodman Mountain HP
The Rodman Mountains are located approximately 20 miles northeast to Lucerne Valley. Rodman Mountain rises 6,010 feet and offers exceptional panoramic views. Along with East Ord and Ord Mountains, these three peaks are the only 6000' plus peaks in the far western Mojave Desert. Perched on top of Rodman Mountain, you will have a grand view of the vast desert valley below. Looking to the south, you will clearly see Johnson Valley and the San Bernardino Mountains. Looking to the north, you will spot Cinder Mine, with its large open pit quarry, creating an distinctive dark contrast to the surrounding landscape. You will also find ancient lava flows to the east, as they stick out from the tan colored sand they neighbor. Make sure you bring binoculars to take in all of the wonderful views this mountain top has to offer.


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1. Trailhead - Turn Right At "Y" Split (0 mi)
Turn right off Camp Rock Road onto Canyon Route heading northeast towards Cinder Pit. Do not continue straight towards Interstate 40 on Camp Rock Road. Canyon Route is a well-groomed dirt road maintained by local mining companies and only requires 2WD. Be careful as the large mining trucks frequently travel this section of the road at high speeds.

Directions to Trailhead

From downtown Lucerne Valley, head east on Old Woman Spring Road (SR 247) for about 6 miles to Camp Rock Road. Turn left heading north on Camp Rock Road. Stay on Camp Rock Road for 4 miles then turn right to stay on Camp Rock Road. The paved road will transition to dirt after about 2 miles. Stay on well groomed dirt road for about another 4 miles to trailhead at Anderson Dry Lake.


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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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