The Rodman Mountains are located near Lucerne Valley and the more prominent Ord Mountains. Rodman Mountain rises 6,010 feet with a prominence value of P2010 and is ranked 161. Along with East Ord and Ord these three peaks are the only six thousand foot plus peaks in the far western Mojave Desert. It is a great quick peak to do in combination with one of the Ords.
Summit Road Route
From the turnoff it would be a great little hike or mountain bike ride. Roundtrip is about 4 miles with a +1100 foot gain.
CampingThe Ord Mountain and Rodman Mountains are managed by the Bureau of Land Management and primitive camping is allowed in the area. When camping out here be mindful of offroad vehicles driving potentially into your camp. Locate tents in a protective manner, like behind your vehicle, from potential offroad driving routes.
The San Bernardino National Forest is not very far to the south and has many campgrounds, especially in the Big Bear Lake area.
External LinksFor more information on the Ord Mountain Route Network go to this BLM link.
For a interesting webpage on mining history in the Ord Mountains and San Bernardino County go to Empire.net.