Rodman Mountain HP

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Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 03/18/2023
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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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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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Visited: 06/05/2018

Trail is open and trail conditions are the same as when the original trail was written up. Great views from top. Be cautious of any service trucks traveling up and down the mountain as there are active antennas on top.
Trail Review: Rodman Mountain HP - Ben Stone
Trail Review: Rodman Mountain HP - Ben Stone

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