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Mt. Cheam road access
posted by: tjmckeown   email this member
Posted Saturday, Aug 25 at 12:04 AM
Sat, Aug 25 at 12:04 AM
Regarding trail Mt. Cheam near Chilliwack, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Mt-Cheam-near-Chilliwack-BC-538

Thinking of heading up to Mt. Cheam! Does anyone have an update on what kind of shape the road is in?
Could I make it up in a 2WD truck?
I heard that there is a second parking lot a little lower...is this true?
Cheers,
TJ


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Controlledturn ( Joel )  email this member
Posted Saturday, Aug 25 at 2:54 AM
Sat, Aug 25 at 02:54 AM
Regarding trail Mt. Cheam near Chilliwack, BC

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Mt-Cheam-near-Chilliwa ck-BC-538

Hi there,

I'm sure you saw my earlier post about Mt. Cheam. 4X4 probably isn't necessary if you have a 2 wheel drive vehicle with enough clearance to get through the ditches that have been left by the forestry department, that have deepened with extra run off this year (just a guess as too why they are so frickin' deep, pardon my french!) I went up with a 4x4 truck with 20 in tires and still bottomed out once and damaged my power outlets at the back of the truck. If you have a 2 wheel drive with a shorter wheel base you might make it, also maybe in the last month maybe someone has worked on the road. As for the lower parking lot, I don't recall seeing it, even though I did read about it prior to going, but the deep ditches start almost right at the bottom and I don't think the road got much worse up at the top, it's just about 13km (I think...) of not bad road (it was dry when we went) with these huge ditches that you have to tackle angle ways so that you don't get hung up.

A lot of conflicting advice above I know, but that's just how I remember it.





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