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1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 3' 1 m
Descent: -637' -194 m
High: 7,524' 2,293 m
Low: 6,889' 2,100 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)


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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!


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May 13, 2017
Dan Burris
Loose descent. Trail running shoes were a mistake for this hike. looking forward to riding it. 1.7mi
Oct 8, 2016
Kyle Wick
Couple soft slippery downhill's but over all fun flowing trail.
May 31, 2013
Hans Keifer

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Dan Burris
Fullerton, CA
Dan Burris   Fullerton, CA
I'm not sure why this trail is called Cabin 89 here. The trail signs all say Cabin, and if you actually follow the leg that takes you to Cabin 89, you've taken a wrong turn. Nevertheless it is a nice way to make a small loop with Pineknot if you are starting from Aspen Glen Picnic area. If you are hiking and descending, I would suggest bringing your poles. If you're riding down, mind the looseness Jul 26, 2017

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