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By Stouffs (35 McR Points) on Jan 03, 2020

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164 McR Points
December 13, 2020
A good ride though I would recommend adding…

Written Directions

This route starts and ends at the intersection of Gillespie Road and Sooke Road. I personally prefer the loop counter-clockwise as many of the sweeping turns are uphill this way as opposed to sharp downhill switch backs.


The entire loop is in dense old growth forest, with mountains and the occasional ocean view that resembles something out of Jurassic park. No businesses along this route other than a general store at the end of Gillespie and east sooke rd.

Drive Enjoyment

This road is hardly used other than the locals that live on it so most the time it feels like your own personal track. Road is single lane and narrow with cliffs as your shoulder. Its recently been redone so its in greet shape with the exception of a few turns where people have steep gravel driveways that tend to leave gravel in the turns. Why I love this route so much is the fact that its constant sharp turns with 4 full switch backs all in such a short period of time. Normally do the loop 3 times in a row before going home.

Tourism Opportunities

Countless hiking trails along this loop as well as Matheson Lake which is a lake on top of the mountain which is really nice to go swimming in. Not going to find places to eat other than a general store at Gillespie and East Sooke rd where you can get burgers, ice cream and 5 cent candy. No Gas or cell service so nothing to think about other than which way to turn next.

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December 13, 2020
164 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
A good ride though I would recommend adding Gillespie Rd to the mix to get the rider back to Hwy 14.
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