Eagle Bluff Trail

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Eagle Bluff Trail is a 8.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
8.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
435 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

forest

lake

views

muddy

rocky

snow

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.

Definitely a climb in the beginning but 100% worth it!!!

1 day ago

Love this hike little hard at first. But when you get to the top the view is breathtaking. Wow, it's amazing would recommend.

6 days ago

Very steep climb to begin with. Gets easier after couple of kilometres. We did it today on Wednesday and only ran into a handful of people. The view from the Bluffs is breathtaking. Spent some time there and had lunch. All together with the break it took just over 3 hrs. I would not call this trail hard. I’m not a very experienced hiker but didn’t find it particularly difficult. Lots of roots and rocks and some muddy areas. All in all well worth the effort!

hiking
1 month ago

This was my first “real” hike.. newbie here.. it was hard but so worth it! We got lucky with the fog lifting just as we reached Eagles Bluff. It gets busy quickly so I suggest going before 9 am.

hiking
1 month ago

First, this is not a lightly trafficked trail. I hiked it today with hundreds of others. Ruined it for me. And so many dogs off leash!

But the hike itself is perfect if you’re not looking to commit a full day. Steep and long enough to know you’ve had a workout with picturesque lakes to stop at and a beautiful view from the top.

2 months ago

Great reward for the effort.

2 months ago

crazy view. cabin lake is awsome

hiking
2 months ago

The trail starts with a pretty steep path. 80% of the elevation gain is right from the beginning it lasts for the first 1.9km. It would become a pleasant trek with fairly rock and mud along the way. Beautiful small lakes and a huge lake for swimming with a couple of small cliffs to jump from. Stunning view from the top over the horseshoe bay and Vancouver. Definitely bring bug spray with you, or you'll get eaten alive.

hiking
2 months ago

We went here a few months ago and there was some snow on the ground, which made it a bit more adventurous with the slip and sliding around. Even with the snow, I thoroughly enjoyed the hike for its lush environment, the lake you’ll see on the way, and the gorgeous view at the top! On a clear day, it truly is spectacular - you’ll see Vancouver, UBC, the islands, and so much more! Of note, the upfront work during the initial incline is challenging, but go at your own pace and you’ll enjoy it a lot more. Take in the view when you take a break and enjoy that well deserved sip of water. Happy hiking!

2 months ago

First part very steep but doable even for beginners. The rest of the trail is moderate and very scenic. Different terrain throughout. Lakes ponds forests and meadows. Very beautiful. One of my favourite hikes in Vancouver to date

hiking
3 months ago

First part of trail was quite steep with loose rocks so can be somewhat slippery going downhill on the return trip. No snow left on trail but some parts are muddy. It was a cloudy, rainy day and we didn’t think we would have a view but we were lucky because the clouds parted as we reached the bluff. Nice hike with a beautiful view. There was a raven and a couple of chipmunks on the bluff waiting for food. Took us about 3 hours return.

hiking
3 months ago

It was raining and foggy but a beautiful hike nonetheless! Steep to start but then fairly relaxed but a decent amount of mud and rocks along the way

hiking
4 months ago

Did the hike today. Still quiet a bit of snow. The northern trail that summits black mountain has much less snow and better views then the cabin lake trail.

4 months ago

I went on a hike last summer the view is stunning

4 months ago

We got a bit lost not taking the right turn and didn't manage to do a loop just went up and back because the time we spent lost. Beautiful view, still well covered in snow.

hiking
5 months ago

Still lots of snow, micro spikes are recommended with hiking boots

snowshoeing
6 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Snow covered now. Good footwear is a good idea. Stunning with the snow.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Fyi 90% of the elevation gain is right from the get go otherwise a not bad trek. Bring some coffee to sip and stay awhile when you finally get there.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Decided to start the hike at 10pm, and got quite lost, non the less, an amazing starlit sky, and goregous view to wake up to, definitely recommend this bad boy! Bring bug spray! You'll get eaten alive. and stay hydrated

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

There are a lot of loose rocks, so wear good shoes. Also quite a few black flies bothering us near the beginning of the trail. I love the "secret" lake about half way up where you can take a dip. Really amazing view from the top.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great hike. Well marked and fairly busy. Buggy but not bad. Shame about the haze.

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

did this track after work 5.30pm on a Monday, it was not very busy at all and we got back by 9pm before dark which was nice. view at the top is amazing, with cute chipmunks and birds. there were sooo many bugs the whoooole way which was extreeemely annoying but at least they don't bite, and there were no slugs which was good, I hate them. if you can get over the bugs this is a perfect half day hike. only muddy in 2 spots so probably doable in runners now.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Amazing. The trail up itself is not super nice for the first half, as it's next to a ski hill in the summer, but once you get to the lake it's great, and it's a solid workout if going at a good pace. The view, and the peak itself, is spectacular. One of a few North Shore views I've seen that are just incredible. Bring a baguette, cheese, wine, and book on a sunny day and just find a place to settle.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Gorgeous views. Hard on the 50 year old knees. Great accomplishment!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Great hike!

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