Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Powell River Quad Trails

We have lots of logging roads in the Powell River backcountry to ride.  But when they are deactivated and age, recreational users refurbish them into quad and hiking trails. Here are a few from rides we've taken over the years.

Culvert on a spur leading to a Olsen Valley homestead foundation.

Corduroy road section on upper Powell Daniels Main.

End of the easily passable section of upper Beartooth Main.

Bridge protecting a fish bearing stream on Fred's Trail to West (Hammil) Lake.

Crossing a section of regrowth along the Lois River north of Khartoum Lake.

Path over a log jumble on a road in an old slash above Chippewa Bay.

Washout on Jim Brown Main at the Head of Powell Lake.

If you try to find these quad trails don't be surprised if they've washed out or grown over. Mother Nature reclaims her territory at a very rapid rate. Trails remain open only through ongoing trail maintenance by groups such as the Wednesday Crew of quad riders and the BOMB (Bloody Old Men's Brigade) Squad group of hikers and ATV owners. Thank you to all of the individuals and groups who maintain our backcountry trails. Through your efforts we all can explore the best that Powell River has to offer.

Want to know more about quad riding in the Powell River Region? Check out these resources.
ATV Category on this Blog
Powell River Quad Rides Blog
Powell River ATV Club Contacts
Powell River ATV Club Video
Every Trail online 
Up the Main in print or e-book
Farther Up the Main in print or e-book
Beyond the Main in print or e-book
 Do you have any trails to share? Let us know. -- Margy


  1. Fascinating post and photography!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  2. Although never been there, nor on such a bike... i would love to

    Have a nice abc-day/-week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  3. Great pics and information Margy, you really do have a fun life on the edge of the lake and on it,, I love reading about your life style .
    Best wishes.
    ABCW team.

  4. It's a great way to explore!

  5. LOVE the trail


  6. My human says that looks like fun. Her dad had an ATV when she was a young girl and she got to ride in it but at times hung for dear life and was scared the thing would tip over as they went through the bush with or without roads! Now we kind of do that on rare occasions on the boat when the weather is rough...mol =^,,^=

  7. You'd definitely get further than you could on foot.

  8. It looks like fun to do.

  9. Beautiful country, - we have a few old logging roads here that are being used as trails. Lovely to poke around the vegetation.

  10. Looks like a fun recreation.
    although they mostly use horses at the Ranch in Ritzville they do use quads if in a hurry.

  11. Lovely scenery - and lots of places to explore.

  12. Hi Margy, you live in a wild and interesting country. Looks a bit like Australia's outback.
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  13. I love seeing the trails. I see a business there if you wanted to take other people.

  14. That looks like a lot of fun and scary, especially the part about heading downhill. One of these days, I've got to try ATV riding.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder