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Black Mountain via Baden-Powell Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.0 mi Elevation gain 3,877 ft Route type Out & Back

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Andrés Lorenzo
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Great!MuddyRocky

Beautiful scenery and really diverse. Make sure you bring your swimsuit to jump into Cabin Lake. Don't forget to bring mosquitoes repellent.

Kylie Goldsmith
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HikingRockyScramble

Did this hike in June 2020. We actually hiked to white lake then up so we started at a different t place. This is a pretty tough hike. There was a rock slide scramble. Quite steep but stable. The trail gets quite steep after that then you get a Rock field to traverse. Head up either the middle or left side. I could not see markers till I was halfway up. Then keep climbing there are faded orange paint on the rocks u til you come out at eagle bluffs. Then a moderate hike out to black mountain then we hiked out down to cypress resort parking lot. I would not want to hike down the rock field or the rock slide part. Tough but doable. It took us about 3 hours from out start point to eagle bluffs. And about 1.5 hours to the parking lot.

Octavia Maurette
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HikingMuddyRocky

NOTE: There is a black bear in the area on top of the mountain (The muddy section with all the lakes and boardwalks). We had to yell at the bear to scare it off as it was hanging out in the water and starting to walk on the trail we were on. Please bring bear spray. ------------------------- Stunning hike up! You start in a parking lot that leads you along the highway and then you start meandering through the forest. The elevation really starts to kick in once you pass the inukshuks. You'll go up the mini rock slide and then over a boulder field, through the trees and then up some steeper rocks to Eaglebluffs (on a smog free day, you can see Baker towering to your left). In our opinion, this is where you should stop. We went up to black mountain where there is little elevation gain with a lot of mud and and we didn't find the view on black mountain to be worth it in comparison to the expansive view at eagle bluffs. Happy Hiking!

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Tomáš Jurík
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HikingBugsMuddy

Lovely hike. Quite muddy after yesterday rains, rather massively trafficed. Suitable for on/off public transport

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Dee Su
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HikingMuddyRockySnow

This was an extremely satisfying hike. We loved it! It’s a mixed bag of everything. Challenging in most steep areas for sure. We started from Horseshoe Bay right up to Black mountain. Bring lots of water (& snacks) as you’ll be using both hands & legs towards the middle & could be scary if you’re not fully comfortable with heights. The view up top is very rewarding! It’s SUPER muddy closer to the end. I recommend wearing waterproof boots. Some hikers were wearing regular runners and were soaked in mud, unless you don’t mind that. It rained a little and got pretty cold at the very end, even though the weather said “no rain”. I look forward to doing this hike again!

David McCarthy
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HikingMuddyRockyScrambleSnow
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Kylie Goldsmith
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HikingRockyScramble

Did this starting at the Whyte lake trail then continuing on to the Baden Powell. Steady easy uphill to whyte lake. It gets a bit steeper in places as you head up the BP. about halfway you cross a small creek in a pretty glade. Then comes the meat of this hike. Up a steep rockslide section. It’s solid but quite steep. Then a steep trail up to the rock field where you need hands and feet. At this point The trail is sporadically marked by ribbons and orange paint on the rocks. It’s a continuous energetic climb up to eagle bluffs. Awesome views here. The hike from here is and up and down nothing crazy to cabin lake. We hiked out to cypress resort. I’m not sure I would want to hike back down those steep sections or the rock slide. Bring plenty of water as the climbing makes you thirsty. It too 2, 50 something ladies 2hr40 to get to eagle bluffs and another hour ten to the resort. A small amount of snow still on the trail from above eagle bluffs to cabin lake. Good workout. Take plenty of water Or a way of filtering with you. Lunch and snacks.

N. C.
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HikingRockyScrambleSnow

Great route up from the Baden Powell trailhead to West Knob, Donut Rock and Eagle Bluffs. Some snow before Eagle Bluffs but we didn’t even use the microspikes we had brought. Nice trail with the exception of the scree slope coming down from Eagle Bluffs which was a bit slippery. Would do it again.

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Dr. W.
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2020.05.16

Spencer Hartmann
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Hiking

Fun trail, snow above eagles bluff till black mountain as of May 14, 2020

Sho Kawamura
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HikingIcyRockySnow

Easy trail until the half point, it gets suddenly so steep then last 500m is still lots snow. It was more like climbing, I barely made it but highly recommend you wear spikes on your shoe. I can imagine trail is easier in summer The view from the top was worth to give all efforts. You can also see Eagles and small pretty little human friendly Birds.

Ian Vee
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HikingMuddyRocky

Avoid the crush of humanity and take this up to Eagle Bluffs, Black Mountain, and Cabin Lake. Zero humanoids on the way up until you get to the bluffs. Amazing shades in the trees as light squeezes through when it can. Well more challenging, interesting, and rewarding than coming at it from Cypress Bowl. Fun, steep talus section best navigated by sticking to the right (ascending). Steep and rugged continues until you get to the bluffs. About 3h 20mins to cabin lake. Near the same descending. Could take it easy on your knees and leave one car at Cypress Bowl versus doing an out-and-back... Muddy only from bluffs to black mountain.

Chris Knight
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Hiking

Did a variation on this hike by going up the Donut Bluffs trail. Actually got lost at the very beginning - instead of turning left at under the Sea-to-Sky I went straight up an obvious trail on the right. Eventually I ended up on the Whyte Lake trail BELOW Whyte Lake. After the detour, and finding the correct route, the trail seemed straightforward to follow. The upper part of the Donut Bluff trail is very steep and not well marked or maintained. It would be a somewhat tricky descent in places. Unable to find a connection from Donut Bluff to Eagle Bluff, I bushwacked to the right until I found myself surrounded by hundreds of people. Eagle Bluffs was a $%*#show. Descending, there is a nice lookout below the main one which had zero people.

Marie Lamarque
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