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.

Special Note

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.

Meetup Location

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.

Scenery: 4/5

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.

Traffic: 4/5

Very little traffic will be seen on this stage. In the summer, Morton Lake Provincial Park can be busy, so watch for campers.

Difficulty: 4/5

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

Points of Interest

1. Ripple Rock Lookout

The Ripple Rock Trail, which leads to the Seymour Narrows lookout, is about a 3 hour roundtrip hike, and the view is very impressive.