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Four wheel drive?

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Four wheel drive?

We are planning a visit and wondering if we need vehicle with 4 wheel drive to get to the start of hiking trails. thoughts?

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1. Re: Four wheel drive?

Well, it depends which trail heads you are trying to access. But in any case, most (all?) rental car contracts, even for vehicles with 4WD, require you to stay on paved roads, so if you are hiking outside of the national or provincial parks, you would not be able to drive logging roads anyway, unless you are willing to risk the possibility of not having insurance coverage if anything happens. You should read the rental terms and conditions to double check.

Perhaps if you want to post the names of the trails where you want to hike, people will be able to give you specific information about the access to those trailheads.

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