Motherlode Mine

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3/5 (3 reviews)
Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 03/18/2023

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10 Miles north of Lucerne Valley in the BLM Ord Mountain subregion lies a range of three tall mountains that dominate the local landscape. Standing tall in the middle of these three peaks is Ord Mountain, at over 6000 feet high. Ord Mountain has been heavily mined over the past 150 years as the slopes reveal past evidence of old mining tailings and abandoned mine shafts. Motherlode Mine trail takes you on a great voyage to Ord Mountain as it's one of the most scenic trails in this region with plenty of history to explore. Grand panoramic views and epic sunsets await you so make sure to bring your camera.

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3/5 (3)
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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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Rated 3/5
Visited: 11/21/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Way harder closer to a 7 we have had bad flooding out here the last year ruts are in bad shape so not do if your not up to the challenge
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 12/26/2018

The interesting section is at the end but has deep ruts and can put you in off camber position. So if you have the proper car it is worth doing. Else, do the Quail Spring trail, has on par views if not better.

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