Best way down Yanks Peak heading south to Likely?


Planning a ride for after the Labour Day long weekend and trying to figure out the less knarly way off Yanks Peak to the Keithley Creek Road (ie: riding from Barkerville to Likely).I understand once you get past the "Peak" there is an intersection with a "hard way down" and a "to Likely Pub" sign. Is the easier route to the left down the switch back route (longer looking way based on Google Earth) or go right which looks shorter on Google Earth to the Keithley Creek road despite the sign saying "hard way down"?I'll be on a Honda CB500x so I'm not looking for big rocks/rutts to ride/crash over etc.Thanks in advance.