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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2015, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there!
Just wondering if anyone knows of any open logging roads or good off roading trails around the victoria area? Nothing to intense just looking for some easy trails and possible camping spots? I just moved from the mainland where there are tons and I've spent the past week looking for some around here and all of them seem to be gated off.
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Wrong forum to ask. What you consider "easy" off roading will be considered hardcore by most here. Besides, this is mainly a hiking forum... you're going to have rocks thrown your way soon.
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Wrong forum to ask. What you consider "easy" off roading will be considered hardcore by most here. Besides, this is mainly a hiking forum... you're going to have rocks thrown your way soon.
Erica118.... to put this in perspective, Arnold thinks we're all off-road pussies. Umm, speaking as an off-road he-man, he might have a point

I'd recommend you pick you the latest BC Backroads Mapbook for Van Island (online edition or paper). We spend a portion of every summer off-roading and hiking in wilderness corners around BC. That mapbook always points us to some excellent 4x4 adventures, ranging from 'easy' to the hard core style that Arnold speaks of

They are also great books for picking up obscure hiking trails too.

Now, you must tell us what kind of 4x4 you have? Arnold's sure to let you know what he thinks of it!
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Past Lake Cowichan out towards Nitinat Lots of open roads. You'll have to go past Timber West's land.
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Erica118.... to put this in perspective, Arnold thinks we're all off-road pussies.
Yes, I forgot to mention that a lot of people here drive a Forester or other clownmobiles.
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Arnold's right. And we should probably change Club 'tread' to Club 'sole' so people don't start thinkin' this is some kinda tired vehicle forum. There'll be no confusion with Clubsole.
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You can find some open or ungated roads off of the Highway to Port Renfrew. Then you can find some more between Port Renfrew and Cowichan Lake; there is a paved road between those two points but several mainlines and secondary roads that you can get through on.

Then after that lots of good options between Cowichan Lake, Nitinat, Bamfield and Port Albernie.

As for the camping options out that way there are lots of hidden ones... but I don't post them on public forums
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Erica118.... to put this in perspective, Arnold thinks we're all off-road pussies.


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Yes, I forgot to mention that a lot of people here drive a Forester or other clownmobiles.
Actually, I should have said "Erica118.... to put this in perspective, Arnold thinks we're all off-road pussies ... and he's generally right"

Foresters, Trackers, Escapes... 4X4 wannabes... nothing more than toys, the lot of them.

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