Delamar Mountain Loop is a 9-mile route that almost fully circumnavigates Delamar Mountain, just north of Big Bear Lake and Fawnskin. It is an easy, scenic route that can be combined with other trails in the area to form a longer trek. The route begins and ends on Polique Canyon Road and uses Forest Service roads 2N71, 3N12 and 3N12C. There are numerous offshoots and spur roads to explore which lead to remote overlooks, as well as alternate access/exit points using 3N12 toward either Fawnskin or Holcomb Valley.

Trail Map

  • Author: Dusty
  • Created: June 19, 2023 9:55 pm
  • Updated: June 19, 2023 10:00 pm
Difficulty grade: Easy
  • Distance Instructions

Trail Rating: EASY

Easy trails are suitable for stock 4X4’s as well as 2WD trucks and SUV’s with sturdy tires and good ground clearance. These may include seldom-maintained forest roads with occasional mild obstacles including ruts from runoff, mild rocky sections and moderate grades. Some sort of traction control device such as a limited slip in at least one differential may be helpful in some places but careful tire placement should suffice for 2WD vehicles with an open diff. Airing down is generally not necessary but may be beneficial for ride comfort. As road conditions may change, travel in groups and carry recovery and emergency equipment.

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