A Clint Eastwood spaghetti western could have been shot
in the dry, narrow, red rock canyon at the twisty western end of this
lightly travelled trail. Running from badland to farmland, this DH traces
the path of the Nicola River. The curves are usually good, rarely bad, and
where a few blind and decreasing radius corners sneak up on you, downright
ugly. As you get closer to Merritt, the valley gradually rises, softens its
harsh tone, and widens out-- first to forest, then to field. The curves
follow suit, gentling as you head east. So climb on your Harley, light up a
cheroot, and grab a fistful of throttle.
"Generally very good sight lines as you follow the river but don't get distracted by the river rafters... you'll need to keep yer wits about you on this road. Gotta love the 'sweepers' and ups n downs. Gravel not a problem most of the time but
there is next to no shoulder at the edge of the roadway most of the 35 miles. Enjoyable and there's a place to stop fer a cuppa at either end this road. Have done it in the rain and the sunshine but don't tell anyone about this one (I hate crowds!)"
"This has to be one of BC's best kept secrets, even among motorcyclists. Every time I've ridden it, both ways I encounter only
one or two cars---sometimes none. Better for me, eh ? ...but it is one sweet road and after the spring gravel has been pushed back where it belongs it just seems even better than last year. You don't even want to go
fast---just enjoy the ride, the scenery and then a glass at either