Eagleridge Bluffs via Black Mountain Trail

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Cypress Provincial Park

Eagleridge Bluffs via Black Mountain Trail is a 8.2 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.2 km Elevation Gain: 435 m Route Type: Out & Back

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After an initial steep climb alongside the ski slopes of Cypress Mountain resort, this hike turns into a lovely relaxing amble past subalpine lakes and out to Eagle Bluff. There you sit at the corner of Vancouver, looking down on Lighthouse Park, Horseshoe Bay, and Point Grey. NOTE: Dogs are not permitted at Yew Lake, but leashed dogs are permitted in the park. No fees or permits are required. There is fresh water available near the trailhead, but not during this hike. Road Cyclists love the challenge of biking up the steep switchbacks of Cypress Bowl Road - called the Cypress Challenge.

hiking
3 days ago

Cypress Provincial Park is now fully open for hiking. Polite social distancing of course.

hiking
2 months ago

Just a heads up everyone.... Due to Covid 19, Cypress Bowl Road is now closed near the bottom. This means even mid level hikes such as the Skyline Trail will require an alternative entry point.

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snow
2 months ago

Amazing day today . We had beautiful blue skies with unlimited 360 views . The trails are nicely packed down and we only needed our microspikes. The whiskey jacks were adorable but the big bad raven took off with one of our lunches.

Great hike up to Black Mountain and then to Eagle Bluffs... the clouds parted just in time for us to enjoy the view of the islands and water.

hiking
3 months ago

I was going to Alder Flats trail initially but saw this viewpoint trailhead. Mistakenly thought it was just a viewpoint, not expected a real trail at all. It ends up a very fun trail that offers a decent elevation. The only disappointing point was the viewpoint not really well marked. I totally missed the viewpoint and kept going for a long time until decided to give up and went back. The viewpoint is easy to miss.

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4 months ago

Did this on January 19 and there was no path from the Black Mountain loop over to Eagle Bluffs so our group had to break ground. The start of the hike is an entirely uphill slog that runs next to the ski runs. Once you get to the top, you can either go left or right on the Black Mountain loop. The Eagle Bluffs trail starts from a yellow sign that saying that the, “Black Mountain, Marked winter trail ends here”.

Great trail for snowshoeing this time of year. We only went as far as the lake loop. We were the first tracks around the loop at 2pm. The trail is well marked even in the snow. I would recommend getting to the mountain early if you want to find parking

I did this hike today Jan 4th. I had snowshoes and crampons with me but I didn’t use them as the trail was groomed. The view from the top is spectacular.

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Great intermediate hike. Decent amount of mud past Cabin Lake - gaiters are helpful. View is definitely worth it at the end. Option to do a loop at the end if you choose to walk down the ski slopes instead of doubling back at Cabin Lake. Small amount of ice on the lakes on Nov 11, 2019.

hiking
6 months ago

Check out my hike video. Copy and paste the link into the address bar: https://youtu.be/MmxrB_Bv4UA

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muddy
7 months ago

muddy, some ice; gorgeous views for experienced hikers I'd say this is an easy hike

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muddy
7 months ago

A few icy spots but no problem for normal hiking shoes. Prepare to get your shoes muddy

Blue bird today so the view was absolutely beautiful!! Good speed up the mountain flattens out on the top for a easy breezy hike . Great Day .

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muddy
7 months ago

We had a great hike on this trail. The first part of the trail is a straight zig-zag of an incline and is sure to give you a good cardio workout. After that it is gets much easier. We passed several lakes and ponds. The trail connects to the Baden Powell trail which then leads you to the Bluffs. We started out earlier so in the shady areas and on the boardwalks it was a bit slick. Also, quite a bit of mud due to all the rains we had had. The views from the Bluffs are spectacular. Personally I would not rate this trail as hard, more moderate.

hiking
7 months ago

easy trail, loved the morning crispness.

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muddy
7 months ago

Eagles bluff is a great hike that offers an up and down hike through some trees and over roots and rocks. The trail is moderate in difficulty but the descent at last quarter on the way back can be hard on the knees and back of the legs (recommend trekking poles). The trail was muddy a parts due to the weather. Should take 3-4 hours depending on stops. Plan to go on a clear day as the view from Eagles bluff can be entirely blocked on a cloudy day, which could hinder the experience (view photos). Great hike but even better on a clear day.

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

Pretty hike and quieter than St Mark's. Highly recommend taking a route to see Cabin Lake. We had a brief snow storm while on the Bluff and it was cold but beautiful. If you are relatively fit, the hike will take 3 hours or less.

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Great views! As said in other reviews the first bit are some fairly steep switch-backs but the reward is worth it. Enjoy!

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