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Hey anyone managed to 4wheel to lake oliphant? I've ridden dirt bikes to it many times, and have seen trucks in the area, wondering if anyone got a route in? Thanks!
I've been in there a few times. The easiest access I know of is in behind Serious Coffee in Mill Bay. Take Deloume Rd down to the end and then see if you can find entry :) May not be suitable for a larger vehicle though, and there's a lot of new construction in that area so they're closing stuff off all the time.
There are other ways in as well. I know there's a little goat trail off Shawnigan lake rd that will bring you up there, but again it's a fairly tight squeeze.
Ya found the entrance to the trail off of Deloume Rd. Pretty tight! Squeezed through no problem though, and lots of good trails around there. I had not been to the north side of Oliphant lake, quite scenic! But like you said, lots being closed off. Passed few other nice rigs on the trail too. Will definitely be revisiting that one!
I drove in there a few times in my completely stock 4runner with bald all season tires. I drove around the gate on Mill Bay Rd near the Bamberton turnoff. I drove out onto Shawnigan lake Rd. Not sure it's still possible, My Tacoma would definitely get hung up on the hitch/bumper so I haven't tried in years.
Heading out there tomorrow. Ill let you know how it goes!
Tried to get in off shawni lake rd yrsterday. No dice. Though we didnt try too hard. Had a great day out at the quarry trails!
Any update on accessibility?
I'd love to know too. Just drove around the past hour looking for ways in from my Millbay to Bamberton, every thing was gated or routes ripped up.
Thank you for the update. I guess I won't bother looking for an entrance. I see a lot of lifted Jeeps in Victoria, but cannot imagine where everyone is going wheeling.
I live right in the area, so I'll keep you posted if I find a way in!
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