3N09 - Van Dusen Canyon

4.5/5 (23 reviews)
Van Dusen or 3N09 an easy offroad trail near Big Bear California is a great beginner trail and also a good connector for getting back into the San Bernardino Forest if trying to connect to the harder trails or just looking for a relaxing drive. This trail does receive snow in the winter but is usua... Read More
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Highlights of 3N09 - Van Dusen Canyon

Altitude Category Icon Altitude
Forest Category Icon Forest
Iconic Category Icon Iconic
Mud Category Icon Mud
Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Snow Wheeling Category Icon Snow Wheeling
Highest Elevation
7358 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
05/01 - 11/01
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
3N09
Nearest Town
Big Bear City
Nearest Services
Big Bear Lake
Management Agency
San Bernardino National Forest
District
Mountaintop Ranger District

Overview

Van Dusen or 3N09 an easy offroad trail near Big Bear California is a great beginner trail and also a good connector for getting back into the San Bernardino Forest if trying to connect to the harder trails or just looking for a relaxing drive. This trail does receive snow in the winter but is usually closed to protect it from erosion. Along the route, you will see plenty of dense forest, green pastures, and a tone of scenic beauty. Whether you are on an Overland Adventure or looking for a relaxing 4x4 weekend. Check out Van Dusen on your next off-road adventure, and you won't be disappointed. Seasonal Closures have this trail only open from May 1 to Nov 31

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