Eagleridge Bluffs via Black Mountain Trail

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Cypress Provincial Park

Eagleridge Bluffs via Black Mountain Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lions Bay, 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.

Length5.1 miElevation gain1,427 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingForestLakeViewsWildlifeRocky
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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. 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.

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Gabrielle Burke
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Micro spikes worked for the whole trail, did not need snow shoes even with slight fluff from Friday’s fresh powder. Trail was socked in, but lovely scenery in the whole way. 

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Andrew Brown
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Had a good climb up with microspikes. Got to the top of black mountain and didn't see any visible tracks leading to Eagleridge so we decided to turn back. Legs start burning right from the get go but the view is absolutely worth it, especially on a clear day like today.

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Katherine Lepine
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A great day in the mountains! A mix of weather from cloud to spots of sun to grey fog to fat snowflakes to bitter winds to warmish & calm. This was a moderate hike that led to absolutely epic views. We made it from the Cypress parking lot to Eagle Bluffs in 2.5 hours after taking our time and lots of breaks including 15 minutes at the top of Black Mountain. After the initial steep climb on switch backs up Black Mountain, There were many winding trails through forests and gentle sloping ups and downs. We arrived at the bluffs just before 2pm and found a “comfortable” rock to sit still, try to stay warm in the whipping wind, and wait for stubborn clouds to roll away. This show of nature was like nothing I had experienced before: there would be a glimpse of bright sunlight touching the ocean and then clouds would roll over... then we’d spot a mountain top poking through the clouds to our right... and then the clouds would fold like great curtains in front of us... then a speck of land, a road, another mountain until the winds picked up and the clouds rolled away all at once and there we were on the rock edge, kings and queens looking over an expanse of civilization, the airport glittering in golden light, downtown Vancouver so small we could hold it in our hands, and in the distance the United States and then the mountain ranges that line Vancouver Island. It was a feast for our eyes and we were ecstatic! We whooped and hollered as the land was revealed and were happily shouting to each other about what we were seeing until a group of European hikers showed up behind us. Only passed that group plus 4 others on the leg past Black Mountain.

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Magnus Rashid
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Great hike, still quite a bit of snow. Got away with water proof boots and poles. Crampons would have been ideal but was still manageable. Love the view from black mountain and then the final one as well. Awesome hike!

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Mark W
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HikingGreat!Snow

Only a few cars in 3B at 08:40 on a cloudy stat holiday. Trail was packed and well-defined all the way to Eagle Bluffs. Microspikes worked well. Black Mountain plateau area is beautiful in the snow.

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Amanda Lee
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Trail was well packed down but I still recommend spikes. If not for the way up, you need them to make sure you can come down safely. There were several people with just runners... and no waterproof layer . Please be prepared guys. It started flurrying while on the trail and periodically would let up. Bring a waterproof layer to make sure you don’t get wet and then freeze. Parked at lot 3B to avoid paying for parking. It’s the first lot you see on your left before you reach cypress. V worth coming early (before cypress opens at 9) and parking a bit further. Your walk back to the car will be so much better than having to deal with all the cars trying to come in to ski.

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Malela Guapalela
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Beautiful

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Melody Chang
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great!

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Janine Tasaka
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SnowshoeingGreat!

Amazing day - used microspikes on the entire trail. Snow was hard packed. On a clear day like today, the view from Eagleridge Bluffs was gorgeous and worth the extra out-and-back trip after reaching Black Mountain.

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Travellingwithtroy .
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Recording start from free parking lot 3b Eagle bluffs was clouded in Very well marked Didn’t need snowshoes but wore micro spikes Saw 16 people on the trail Added on north summit

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S Moor
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Beautiful

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jenny thomas
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JANET MCINTOSH
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We did the Trail clockwise to maximize the sun. I had lunch, romantically, on the rainbow bridge, looking at the mountain, and staying dry.

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Jen Fedorak
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Awesome!! Was up hill all the way but on the way back it was a slip and slide my dog and I had so much fun! It was cloudy so didn’t see much but was amazing to get out again!

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Major. L
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HikingIcyMuddyWashed out

All you climb up to the top trade out your energy which is worth .... Never regret when you climb tough in deep and head up... I did from horsebay ferry terminal South of eagle ridge

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Brian Hamm
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HikingGreat!Snow

Fantastic trail, very beautiful. Trail was packed down well all the way, including both sides of the loop and down to the bluffs, absolutely perfect for microspikes. Views at the bluffs as well as both Black Mountain lookout places were gorgeous! Park in lot 3B for free parking (barely had any cars in it at 8:30 am on a sunny Sunday), and pick up a Backcountry Access tag either there if someone is handing them out, or at the Black Mountain Lodge (not Cypress Creek Lodge). Masks mandatory everywhere on Cypress grounds until you get through the ski area (backcountry access corridor).

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Tansy Wong
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Jessica Lee
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Grace Chun
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Navneet SIdhu
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SnowshoeingGreat!Snow

Good easy fun hike to warm up your legs for a hard climb the next day

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Josiane Rovinelli
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Niko O
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I did this yesterday with spikes and it was great. Beautify clear day. Now that snow is falling again you may need snowshoes

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Jorden Hendry
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HikingIcySnow

Great trail! My partner and I did it with crampons which I highly recommend. Snow was definitely compact enough to not need snow shoes. When you get to the black mountain loop, make sure you follow the signage that says “trail markings end beyond this point”. Once you walk in that trail you’ll find a fork and keep left. Many groups got mixed up at this point. Beautiful view of Vancouver and Howe Sound on a clear day. Parking is free if you park in lot 3B (first lot you’ll see on your left coming up cypress). Only about a 10-15 min walk to the lodge from there

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