2N09 - Polique Canyon

4.8/5 (14 reviews)
Big Bear City, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 05/05/2023

Trail Information


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.

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (14)
Official Crew
Visited: 05/05/2023

Trails are officially open https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1095216.pdf
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 03/18/2023

The forest service has deemed the San Bernardino Forest unsafe for public off-roaders to use until June 30th. For more information on this: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1095216.pdf If you disagree with the complete forest closure, please call (909) 382-2682 and ask to speak to the head ranger. You can also contact the head office in Washington,DC, and voice your concern there. (202) 912-7055 Another person you could contact your senator and express your feeling - (949) 598-5850 (Alex Padilla) or (202) 224-3121 (DC switch board) If you are unhappy with this at all, please make sure you sign up for the local off-road collations (Cal4wheel, and Corva). Feel free to reach out to them and ask what you can do. Cal4Wheel - (916) 381-8300 CORVA - 916-710-1950
Visited: 05/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

easy 2wd small car capable trail nice views
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy trail up into Holcomb Valley or down into Fawnskin. Still some ice ruts about 6-8 inches deep towards the top. Wouldn't want to deal with any passing traffic there. Going down is a much better direction as the views are beautiful. .
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/27/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy dirt connector road but I enjoyed the drive. Wide open in most places and easy to pass. Nice way to see the changing colors of fall and some nice vistas of the mountains in the distance. Nice views of the lake at the end of the trail. Some shallow mud holes this time of year, should be passable by everyone until the harsher weather hits. Ends kind of suddenly at the road in Fawnskin so I had to turn around to find somewhere to air the tires back up, there didn't seem to be a great pull-off place closer to the road.

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