NTS Map:92F10. This is a regional park accessible from Bates road in Comox that is in two sections, one on each side of the road. Across the road from the main parking lot on Bates Road you will see two trailheads; for mountain bikers and horses and one for hikers. As I did this trip on bike that is the description that I am posting here. Once you have found the trailhead you will be proceeding in a counter-clockwise direction. There is a maze of trails within the park--most are closed to bikes. Bikers are expected to follow the yellow squares at all trail junctions. There are some maps at the junctions. I took the longer outside route over forested trails with only a few short inclines and descents. It was 9.4 km by my odometer when I came out on Bates road about .5 km from my start point.
The terrain is mixed--forest, swamps, areas with lots of ferns etc.
The trail is anything from a nice forested carpet, to wide double track old roads, to a short section of rooty single track.
You will need either a hybrid or mountain bike for this ride.
There are trails on the other side of the road that are for hikers only that I didn't have time to check out before catching a ferry to Powell River.
I am no expert on the roads in this area, however if you head for Bates Beach you should come across the trailhead and sign post.
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Posted By: Inkberry
- Sun Nov 14 23:33:46 UTC 2010
CommentPark Map & Brochure: http://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/uploadedFiles/Community_Services/Parks/Park_info/SealBayBrochure.pdf
Posted By: Old Fart
- Tue Mar 23 21:53:02 UTC 2010
UpsideBeautiful park with miles and miles of well maintained trails for many kinds of outdoor activities. Something for everyone ! DownsideNot much. CommentMain parking on Bates Rd is 9.7 Km NNW (345 deg) of point shown on GPS map. Go to N49*45.60' W124*58.27'
Posted By: lolagranola
- Thu Mar 15 01:30:39 UTC 2007
UpsideThis is one of the best places to trail run in the Comox Valley! Trails are kept clear of debris, and offer the natural beauty of our natural resources! Trails are well marked,as well as many trail maps at junctions of main trails. DownsideCan become pretty mucky during the winter months. Be prepared to get dirty!
Posted By: jonhomze
- Tue Sep 02 03:59:54 UTC 2003
UpsideBeautiful scenery, not too many rednecks Downsideit's FLAT! CommentNice place to go for a relaxed ride and take in some BC scenery.
Posted By: deborah
- Sun Aug 24 04:49:57 UTC 2003
Upsideoffers everything in a great walk Commentlove it