Liumchen East Riding Area
Many of Chilliwack's best ATV trails can be accessed from the Chilliwack Lake Road which runs through the picturesque Chilliwack River Valley.
Take Chilliwack Lake Rd, cross over the Chilliwack River then turn right onto the main gravel road past the campsite. Find a place to off-load your quad.
Head east past Chilliwack-Tamihi Creek FSR on the left, travel a couple km's down the road then take the next left. Switchback up, pass the first two small right forks (which dead-end after 1-2 km's), then take the third right fork which is marked as being part of the Trans Canada Trail. Follow this road for several km's until you reach a major intersection. There is clear signage; the Chilliwack Liumchen-East FSR heads south next to the DND property.
Up until now, the trail rating was 1. The rating for the rest of the trail will vary with the weather; the trail surface is subject to change during rain storms, and it's not maintained. You will quickly start to switchback up a fairly steep grade; and you will notice deep channels and natural ditches cut into the road from run-off. Pick your lines carefully; it's very easy to get a tire high in the air, and you'll roll your quad if you point your tires in the wrong direction.
Further up you'll find a groove worn into the center of the road by dirtbikes; try to straddle the groove because if you fall in, you'll be heading up way off-camber, and will be dragging the side of your quad along the dirt for a while (done that!).
After a while you will descend along a steep rutted, rooty trail (Rating 4). Then the trail becomes a shelf road that follows the contours of the mountains, and in some places becomes off-camber and VERY narrow, such that the outside back tire of your quad is half-off the trail over thin air (assuming a 51" track width). There is one creek area where a slide has come down and large trees cover the trail, but you can skirt it by travelling up the creek and under the debris if your quad box isn't too high (Rating 3). The trail eventually ends at a huge slide that has totally taken out the trail, although you can continue on foot up toward the mountain peaks.
There is a loop trail accessible from the main road commonly called the "Tamahi Loop" although it's not actually accessible from the Tamahi road. The main loop is 1-rated but there are numerous "short-cuts" (Rating: 2+) that actually take longer than staying on the main road. The eastern loop entrance is 3-rated (variable) as the bridge has collapsed, and it may require winching.
Thanks to Greg Sue from Quads.ca for providing this information.
Liumchen East Forest Service Road,
Fraser Valley E, BC