Cabin 89 is a Big Bear classic and super fun to climb or descend. It's a clean trail that flows nicely. This is a popular trail that sees a lot of traffic and a few races.
To descend it, look for the singletrack from the 2N08 fireroad. Look at the map, keep in mind that you'll ride a sharp corner in the fireroad where the trail starts. Once you're on Cabin 89, it starts off fast then puts you on a technical, steep and loose section - which is pretty short.
After that section, slow way down and take a sharp left. Many riders will pass this corner because the trail also continues straight as well - and you'll miss Cabin 89 completely. Take a look at the map again - it's that first sharp left corner. So once you've turned the important left corner, the trail quality gets good.
There's another split in the trail halfway down - stay to the right and finish the trail at the bottom of the hill. It actually merges into 1E01
. So go ahead and take 1E01
down to the parking lot. The parking lot is Aspen Glen.
To climb it, well... read the descent description backwards. Have fun!