Depot creek road is now (Jul 2007) drivable with 4WD to trailhead.
Thanks for the update. But I am a little confused. I thought the "trailhead" where the small parking area is down the short road to the right was always drivable by an ordinary car. Maybe there was a washout I didn't know about that happened recently.
Can you tell me where your trailhead (as you state it above) is on this map I made in 2004?
The road was recenty brushed out and somewhat graded to the old bridge where you have old end of driveable road (pre-2004) labeled. We had an unmodified Ford Ranger, and made it to that point in 4WD low. I would not recommend it for a Subaru or or VW Syncro as there are still some washed out rocky sections that require high clearance. The trail from that point is still quite brushy. Steve
Thanks. That at least saves 2 miles of road round trip. I made it to that old bridge in my old Honda Civic in 2003. I wonder if my Subaru Forester will make it.
I just went up there last weekend. I see what you mean. I made it to the end with no problem with my Forester. An Outback could probably do it but will surely scrape its undercarriage a little more.
As of August 2014, this map is no longer needed. There is only one drivable road, and it leads to the trail, with an open parking area near a gravely wash-out. The road is drivable beyond there with high clearance, but parking and turning around could be difficult.
Thanks. Are you saying Chilliwack Lake Road, shown at the top of my map, is blocked/undrivable past the junction for the road up Depot Creek? If so, is the Chilliwack Lake Road gated, or overgrown, or washed out? When a driver reaches that point will it be obvious where they are?
The Chilliwack Lake Road is, indeed, closed a bit after the Depot Creek Road. The Depot Creek Road I found is the second-to-last turnoff before the gate; the last one ends quickly. There was no need for the "uphill through timber," or avoiding the two X-ed out roads: I just followed the obvious main road as it deteriorated into a trail past the pseudo-parking-lot.