Side Bay from Port Alice

Total Miles
47.0

Elevation

647.51 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Winter, Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

There are 76 kilometers of Forest Service roads from Port Alice to Side Bay on the West coast of Vancouver Island. The road is mixed gravel and dirt with varying conditions along the way. Conditions range from well-maintained gravel to loose rock on some of the climbs. Some areas near Side Bay look like they recently had some washouts but have all been repaired. There are some amazing views along the way. This is an active logging road with lots of big logging trucks going fast! Use a radio to call out your KM and stay on your side of the trail.

Photos of Side Bay from Port Alice

Side Bay from Port Alice
Side Bay from Port Alice
Side Bay from Port Alice

Difficulty

This is doable in 2wd. The biggest challenges are on some of the steep climbs that have lose gravel and rocks.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Chris Lang
Mar 20, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Marine Drive is closed (possibly permanently) just past the treatment plant, you will need to use the South East Main as a bypass, it will add approx. 45 mins to your trip
Bret Weeks
Sep 30, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Washboard

Access Description

Head to Port Alice off of Highway 19 and drive thru town and past the mill site. The road continues along here - pretty easy to navigate

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