Stage 14 - Sayward to Campbell River
Distance: 75 km
Riding Time: 2.5 hrs
Leaving Sayward, the primary challenge of this stage is in navigation. Mostly wide forest service roads, but some stretches of double track. Grab gas before you leave, as this is a remote stretch with little chance of seeing another person if fuel becomes an issue.
When it appears that Big Tree Rd has come to an end, backtrack to the mainline you turned off of and it will eventually connect with Memekey Rd up over the hill and continue on as expected.
The Sayward gas station is the most likely meetup point for this stage.
Food and Coffee
There's a hotdog place in Sayward that's ok for a quick lunch, but save your appetite for for Campbell River which has full services and lots of restaraunts and pubs.
This is a great stage for anyone who likes remote, isolated dirt road exploring. Scenery varies between lush forest, desolate expanses of clearcut hills, and long stretches of dusty gravel roads.
Very little traffic will be seen on this stage. In the summer, Morton Lake Provincial Park can be busy, so watch for campers.
Very easy to get lost during the first hour of this stage - see the Special Note for this stage for more information.
Road Conditions: 3/5
Average road conditions. Nothing stands out as exceptionally challenging.
Photos & Videos
Getting lost on Big Tree Rd...see Special Note
Road conditions are generally in good condition
Campbell River seaside road