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    East Ord Mountain

    Lucerne Valley, California

    East Ord Mountain

    East Ord Mountain Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "East Ord Mountain is a volcanic desert peak overlooking the Lucerne Valley between Victorville and Joshua Tree. It’s slightly shorter than its neighbor, Ord Mountain, but is nevertheless the most prominent mountain in the range. The Ord Mountains were named for Major General E. O. C. Ord, who led the first official survey of Los Angeles.

    Finding the remote trailhead is half the fun of this short but steep cross-country jaunt. Despite its short length, the trip isn’t recommended for inexperienced desert travelers. The summit offers outstanding 360-degree views of snowcapped ranges and desert basins on a clear winter day, from San Gorgonio in the south to the Panamint Mountains to the north. The mountain overlooks the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area; the incessant whine of dirt bikes and ATVs can detract from the wilderness experience."

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    Trail Information

    Lucerne Valley
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    2.5
    Distance
    2,000 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    3-4 hours
    Duration
    October-April
    Season
    Views
    Features
    USGS Fry Mountains, Camp Rock Mine, and Ord Mountain 7.5'
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