Bench Road FSR

If you have followed my blog for awhile now, you know that my favourite roads are the dirt ones.

I took my friend for an adventure down Chilliwack Lake Road and then turned up Airplane FSR to Bench Road.

It is quite hilly as you climb up and around the mountain, but the gorgeous views along the way were breathtaking, even on this rainy, dreary day!

We took a sharp Left and climbed uphill, officially on Bench Road FSR!

After a Sharp Left, we were on Bench Road FSR!

We passed a small waterfall on our left hand side and enjoyed the views as we literally drove into the clouds!

Spotted this small waterfall

As we drove even farther into the clouds, I could not believe the breathtaking views!


Then we were on our way back down again, climbing down past the Elk Mountain Trailhead (one of my favourite hikes!).

Even on a rainy day, there are great views to be found!

Shortly after we passed the trailhead for Elk Mountain, we spotted this guy on the side of the road!

He jumped into the forest a little ways, but then stood there staring at us taking his picture as if unsure what to think of us. Eventually another vehicle came up behind us and we continued on our way down the road.

This is a great option if you are pressed for time, or new to 4x4ing since the FSR is fairly gentle and you come out in Ryder Lake, on pavement! It is a quick trip back into town from there.

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Published by Road Trip Mama

I am a 34 year old Mom of two, married to my wonderful husband living in Beautiful British Columbia. My kids are 9 and 12 and pretty much complete opposites! My daughter loves to Road Trip like her Mama and my son is more ‘are we there yet?’ From 8 hour road trips to see family, ferries to the island or just a good old drive up a dirt road, I’ll have tips to keep the kids entertained, food to pack and road reports! We are so fortunate to live in this beautiful place surrounded by mountains and rivers and endless trails to explore! Follow me and see how I maintain my sanity on these trips!

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