My Trail Reviews (9)(within last 6 months)
Trail is open and the trail conditions are the same as the original write up. Be aware of some recent red BLM trail closure signs in the area and stay on only Open Route trails. The cottonwood tree at waypoint 8 is in full bloom and full of green leaves. I always like to bring a couple gallons of extra water and use it to water the cottonwood, keeping it looking good. I'm sure the tree would appreciate a little water love from all visitors as well.
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.
Unfortunately the best section of this trail is not designated as an open route in the BLM Ord Mountain Subregion, therefore it's officially off limits. There are no red trail closure signs identifying the last part of the tail is closed but there are also no open route markers. The official BLM policy in this limited use are is if there are no open route markers identifying a trail, then the trail is closed. The BLM has installed all new brown open route and red closed route trail markers in the Ord Mountain subregion to help identify the trails. Please respect the closed route signs and do not do any cross country travel in this limited use area.
Trail is open and trail conditions are the same as trail write up. The BLM has installed new trail markers along the trail to better identify the open routes. Please be cautious on this trail and be on the look out for any desert tortoise. If you happen to spot a desert tortoise, please give plenty of clearance between your vehicle and the tortoise AND never get close or touch the desert tortoise - it could put them into shock and kill them.
Enjoy the trail as it offers plenty of visual stimulation and if you are lucky enough - great sunsets too.
Trail is open and the conditions are the same as the original trail write up. Please note that at waypoint 4, the BLM marquee sign for the Newberry Rodman Sub region has been removed (looked like vandalism). I've made the BLM aware of the issue, however the trail is open for travel.
DJ B Nuts sitting in the eye of the storm...sort of.
The Skull is a good place to visit but unfortunately some unscrupulous folks have littered the place and used it for a shooting range. Nevertheless, the surrounding sand dunes are a great place to zip around on and enjoy.
Trail is currently open, however you will see some red trail closure signs posted on some side trails that are not part of the open route marked trails in the BLM Ord Mountain Subregion. Stay on designated trails with only open route markers. You may see biologist in this area studying the desert tortoise, so please be respectful. Trail conditions are the same - no major changes.
Trail is open but it's still hard to spot the right turn off at waypoint 7. I stacked some rocks to better identify the right turn at waypoint 7. Great views from the end of the trail high on the side of Ord Mountain looking west towards the sunset. Best time to visit this trail is the late afternoon to take full advantage of the sunsets (plus you are heading east up the mountain away from the direct sunlight).
Unfortunately the BLM has placed numerous red trail closure signs along this route starting at waypoint 5 through waypoint 15. The majority of this trail is closed. However from waypoint 5 you can continue straight on BLM OM 6600 trail as it parallels the previous mapped trail. You can loop around on BLM OM 6600 for about 3 miles to trail BLM OM 6635 - turn right on BLM OM 6635 and connect to waypoint 15.
Some good news, the BLM has cleaned up the trash pile at waypoint 4 - way to go!