2N09 - Polique Canyon

Big Bear City, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 09/30/2020
4.8 / 5 ( 9 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.86 miles
Highest Elevation: 7400 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Big Bear City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Big Bear City
Official Road Name: 2N02
Management Agency: San Bernardino National Forest
District: Mountaintop Ranger District


Highlight: 2N09 - Polique Canyon
An easy connector trail. 2N09 is a quick way back to Holcomb Valley. Just be warned, in the snow the trail ices over in the shady areas, and the rain brings long, deep, slick mud holes.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Trailhead at Hwy 38 - Head North (0 mi)
The south end of 2N09 where it meets up with Highway 38. From here, you head north on the trail into Holcomb Valley

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fawnskin, CA

Trailhead on North side of Highway 38 roughly 1.5 miles east of Fawnskin



Trail Reviews (12)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: I didn't take a good note last weekend, but there appear to be a few day use areas along the trail...anyone know how many there are?
–George Deyarmond (10/12/2021)
–Josh Noesser (10/12/2021)

Writer Information

Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
For individual use only, not to be shared.