Black Mountain and Cabin Lake

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Black Mountain and Cabin Lake is a 5.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.3 km
357 m

dogs on leash




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Great hike! work out a bit of a sweat to reach the refreshing lake! awesome for a swim. Beautiful view as well.

13 days ago

quite steep and difficult on the way up, but the lake at the end is so worth it!!! bring a bathing suit and towel, and enjoy! also, right off this trail is the yew lake Lookout, and that's quite breathtaking. would highly recommend this hike if you're up for a hit of a challenge.

15 days ago

Nothing to see on a cloudy day. Just a very steep and crowded hike to a small and crowded (though pretty) lake. Also there is very loud construction happening nearby which you can hear throughout the hike.

20 days ago

Fun hike with a refreshing dip to cool off.

2 months ago

Really nice hike for novices. Challenging! The first 1/2 hour is a bit grueling and uphill, but after that its fairly well varied. On a clear day, you can see Garibaldi from the peak, as well as an awesome view of the lions and Cypress ski area. Mid June, there was still a considerable amount of snow and sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. Cabin lake looks like it would be a great spot to take a dip but it was still ice-covered. Maybe in August!

3 months ago

Rookie mistake on my part to not wear hiking boots. Still tons of snow but melting away. Good pair of boots still needed.

3 months ago

We hiked this on May 2, 2018 and the trail is still covered in snow but it’s all compact and hard so i didn’t even use my snowshoes or crampons. My hiking shoes was enough. I brought my 9 year old little 12 pounder shihtzu as well and he handled it like a superstar. Cypress is closed for the season now so we used the ski hill to slide down on our asses to the lodge. It was super fun. (Though i advise you to stay on the trail). It was a great day hike. Short but good workout. ❤️

9 months ago

Love this , can't wait to snow shoe up it, there's whiskey jacks at the top at the lake and they will fallow you up the mountain to...there was many views, don't usually come to cypress but I will Be now.

9 months ago

Beautiful hike, first 45 min is a steep climb, little rocky but once on top beautiful small lakes and views of the ocean and mountains!

11 months ago

Took about 90 minutes to get to Cabin Lake with a 3.5 and 6 year old... we spent 2 hours to picnic and swim then about 45 min to get down with my husband carrying our little guy half way. Was a steep challenging climb for me and a few spots were pretty slippery with loose gravel coming down. busy trail on a hot long weekend but well worth it!

11 months ago

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

It was a pleasant hike but probably closer to easy/moderate rather than moderate. nice for afternoon out if no time for something more strenuous.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Fantastic hike!! Took us about 2.5 hours round trip with my husband and 2 teenage boys. It was the perfect amount of sweat and relaxation. At the top the whiskey jacks ate right out of our hands!

Monday, October 31, 2016

So much to see. Tons of waterfalls on the drive up. Cute little streams and ponds and Cabin Lake is beautiful. Amazing everything. At the top of the mountain, whiskey jacks just nonchalantly landed on my outspread arms!!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

It was kinda cloudy when we went so the lakes looked really cool but there wasn't much to see at the lookouts. The first bit has a lot of traversing uphill but once you're up there it's gorgeous!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

nice easy hike, and a great swimming lake at the end. good hike for dogs too.

Monday, July 25, 2016

it is a good hike to Cabin lake, Black Mountain and Eagles Bluff. Not very difficult but a good work out. A lot of people there caused a lot of traffic jams on more technical sections.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Very steep start, and not recommended after alot of rain as it gets pretty muddy but the views are spectacular. Recommend finishing up to Eagle Bluffs before heading back down.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Great hike but it is not "easy" and not 35m as this entry claims. It is 300m of steep switchback on course gravel and rock up to the lake. It should be rated moderate.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Check out my review of Black Mountain/ Eagle Bluff @

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Worth the hike up to the lake. Great views and multiple trails. Including Eagles Bluff. Not as crowded as other trails I've tried in the Vancouver area.

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