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Michelle from Surrey , BC writes:

Hiked this trail last Saturday. The first 45 minutes or so was a bit challenging with all those rocks and steep incline. But once you pass this bit trail is fairly easy. Lots of bugs though so bring some repellant. Saw a guy wearing a hat with nets which was a great idea as bugs were getting to your eyes and mouth. Great views! Had to go back the same way. Would have been nicer if it was a loop trail.

    Posted: June 25, 2024 10:54:10 AM PST

    Mike H from Vancouver writes:

    July 10, 2022
    Good hike up past Cabin Lake, and on to Eagle Bluffs. Some snow on the trail in gullies and low-lying shaded areas. Not too mucky. Almost no bugs. Def recommend good hiking boots, although some people were doing it in running shoes, they just had to go slow.

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      Posted: July 10, 2022 01:23:24 PM PST

      Mary from North Vancouver writes:

      Hiked today June 25. Still a fair amount of snow & slush in parts that are in the forest and sheltered on a north slope, manageable as long as you've got waterproof hikers (proper footwear is a must for this hike!). I used a hiking pole but it's doable without one. The hike has a lot of open to full sun uncovered by trees area so a good sunscreen is a must. I kept cool by keeping my hat wet in the alpine cold streams that run adjacent to the trails over much of it. On a hot day like today at 30 C hydration before starting out (load up on water the day/night before you go), along with drinking plenty of water with electrolytes during the hike is essential. I took 1500 litres and came back with none. Really enjoyed this scenic hike and the views from Eagle Bluff are stunning. If you're an intermediate level hiker with plenty of water, no problem. If you're a beginner, work your way up to this one or choose a cooler day. Plenty of people on the difficult section of the trail going uphill did not look like they should be out there.

        Posted: June 25, 2021 10:00:49 PM PST

        Gurnoor Grewal from Surrey writes:

        Just went to this trail today July 12,2021. Be aware everyone, the hike is quite tough for beginners and a good challenge for intermediate climbers. The trail is EXTREMELY snowy right now so expect to fall and be aware of it. Come prepared with snowshoes and/or poles. Overall a beautiful view at the top and worth the climb. Took us about 5 hrs in total. Enjoy !

          Posted: June 12, 2021 10:26:26 PM PST

          jeff from ottawa writes:

          fun trail - catch it from the top of cypress near the eagle express chair lift. Then climb up and up then to the top of black mountain. Then down and down and down till you reach a Y to eagle bluff. We couldn't tell if the trail looped or not in the winter and it was getting late so we didn't do the whole thing. It was packed enough we didn't need snowshoes but as you get farther up the snow gets a bit deeper. Would have liked to have more time as its a good snowshoe trail. Its a good hike up. Too bad there wasn't a loop though. But overall, I'd do this again.
          well marked trail.

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            Posted: December 26, 2020 05:53:05 PM PST

            Rob Brownie from Vancouver writes:

            Beautiful wander once you get off the ski hill. Pristine lakes neatly tucked into juniper and fir groves to be seen along top of trail once heading towards Eagle Bluff. Rather mucky especially after heavy midday use as crowds increase. Please avoid feeding the ravens on the bluff- unfortunate to see a trio of these magnificent birds behaving like pigeons at a patio.

              Posted: October 12, 2020 07:13:41 PM PST

              Hannie Saavedra from Port Moody writes:

              I’m going to do the hike tomorrow last year we tried and got lost I didn’t find it very well sign so I hope i get lucky this time and I can find my way there.
              Can somebody tell me with the daily pass should I take the one that say black mountain?

                Posted: September 29, 2020 05:52:49 PM PST

                Hannie Saavedra from Port Moody writes:

                I’m going to do the hike tomorrow last year we tried and got lost I didn’t find it very well sign so I hope i get lucky this time and I can find my way there.
                Can somebody tell me with the daily pass should I take the one that say black mountain?

                  Posted: September 29, 2020 02:13:08 PM PST

                  Peter from Burnaby writes:

                  A great hike up from Cypress Prov. Park, as always. 2 notes: 1. The trail from Black Mountain to Eagle Bluffs has been re-routed (assuming it is because of muddy terrain), so expect a slightly different hike this year. In our experience, it added about 10-15 min. in each direction.

                  2. The online booking system is ... interesting. We booked at 6 am for the Black Mountain pm on a Saturday, and by 6:05 the Howe Sound Trail was already sold out. It took about 10 minutes for our pass to arrive via email, during which time the Black Mountain pm trail was sold out. In talking to visitors on the trail that afternoon, we found that a few people were able to book last-minute. After speaking to a Ranger at the parking lot, he said in his experience, many people are booking spots first thing in the morning, and then cancelling after they change their plans. So, do not give up hope if you try to book a hike at 6 am on a Sunday and it is sold out. Try again later and you may have luck. As always, be sure to let people know when/where you are traveling ... oh, wait, you can't do that because BC Parks has come up with a silly new policy that prevents people from letting others know when you are traveling. Thanks, BC Parks!

                    Posted: August 10, 2020 12:05:33 PM PST

                    Bijan from North Vancouver writes:

                    Hiked to Eagle Bluffs (then Cabin Lake) from the Whyte Lake trailhead, on an August afternoon.
                    The way to Whyte Lake was relatively simple and easy, and people were abundant.

                    However, the Baden Powell section between Whyte Lake and Eagle Bluffs was pretty tough going. A nice lady we met on the trail had done it (with poles), and warned us that the toughest part was ahead of us, and she was right. It just got steeper and steeper, and a particularly tough bit was the scree slope full of (sometimes loose) rocks. The markings on this part of the trail were also not always clear. Even after that it was just more steepness until we reached Eagle Bluff itself. (On the other hand, we encountered only two other people the whole way through.)

                    Eagle Bluff was a great place to rest and take photos. Of course, the bluff was busy with folks who took the easier route from Cypress Bowl / Cabin Lake too. It took far longer than expected, and we expended more energy too. Given the fact that it would have been more treacherous to go back down the same way, and would probably have had us finishing in the dark, we opted to change our plans rather than end up being foolish and needing to call on North Shore Search & Rescue. (We also considered the somewhat parallel Donut Rock trail route to go back, but online reviews made it seem like it would have been just as difficult.)

                    We pressed on from there to Cabin Lake (not nearly as tough), then down to the Cypress Bowl lodge, to find alternate means back to the Whyte Lake trailhead parking. (too far / too late to walk.)

                    If you take this hike, my advice is:
                    1) start in the morning, not the afternoon
                    2) you definitely need proper footwear, not street shoes
                    3) Google Maps' time estimate for this route is very optimistic.

                      Posted: August 8, 2020 01:53:01 PM PST

                      Espy from Coquitlam writes:

                      The first 2km up to Cabin lake is challenging as it's all up hill . Once you pass Cabin lake trail is quite easy lots of variety of down hill and up. Very muddy and wet when we did it last weekend . Bugs were fine no horse flies and just a few mosquitos ! Only down side is that it is way too popular and crowded. Would probably not do it again for that reason alone.

                        Posted: July 26, 2020 07:11:30 PM PST

                        Kevin from Vancouver writes:

                        Great local Vancouver hike!

                        The mud has mostly dried up and is only present in the low lying forested sections.

                        Bugs are mostly bad at the base near the lodge and the start of the trail.

                        Beware that this hike is EXTREMELY busy. We started at 8am and on our decent we must have passed close to 200 people. It was also a sunny Saturday so that’s a factor.

                        The start is steep for about 2-3km, then it levels out.

                        If you’re in descent shape this hike is easily managed in 3 hours.

                        If you leave before 8am you should be fine for traffic on the way up, but expect crowds on the way back.

                          Posted: July 25, 2020 11:57:43 AM PST

                          DanC from north vancouver writes:

                          Does anyone know if it's still muddy as of Jul 24, 2020?


                            Posted: July 24, 2020 12:51:24 PM PST

                            holly from north vancouver writes:

                            Echo what the last poster wrote. Really muddy after Cabin Lake and too busy for the conditions as everyone waits for others to get around the mud. And please, for goodness sake, wear proper shoes. Regular runners are not appropriate and cause a back-up on the trail. Great viewpoint, though!

                              Posted: July 21, 2020 04:13:06 PM PST

                              Ted from Vancouver writes:

                              July 10, 2020

                              Bring a post hike change of footwear! Still very muddy. Also (on a Friday) quite crowded. Started hike at 10 a.m. and quite chilly.

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                                Posted: July 11, 2020 08:53:43 AM PST

                                Vita from Vancouver writes:

                                Did this hike on July 5. TOOOO MUCH MUD! And way too many people.
                                I can see why this hike is super popular: it is challenging and the views are beautiful, but most of the trails from Black Mountain to the top of Eagle Buffs were very muddy.The trails are also very narrow, so it makes it hard to pass people and try to social distance. This hike is better done after several weeks of very hot dry weather.

                                  Posted: July 5, 2020 01:52:50 PM PST

                                  Peter from Burnaby writes:

                                  June 14, 2020. Still quite a bit of snow. Snow starts approximately 3/4 of the way up from Cypress Lodge, at about the spot where you encounter the first small tarn on the left side of the trail. Consistent snow all the way to the top of Black Mountain. Footing is decent even without crampons, but running shoes are inappropriate at this time unless you enjoy having wet socks. Trail from Cabin Lake to Yew Lake viewpoint is a bit dicey, trail from Cabin Lake to Black Mountain is in better shape. Black Mountain peak is snow free at the moment. A great hike.

                                    Posted: June 15, 2020 03:07:17 PM PST

                                    RJ from Vancouver writes:

                                    A great hike to start up the hiking season with only about 450 altitude meters. We we’re very surprised to find so much snow on the trails, about half the hike is still covered. I strongly suggest proper footwear, we even used crampons at times and poles are a plus as well. So be careful as it is slippery and muddy and the trail doesn’t always follow the markers.

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                                      Posted: June 6, 2020 08:30:18 AM PST

                                      Hiker from Vancouver writes:

                                      Attempted this hike on March 21, 2020 form Whyte Lake entrance on Westport Road. There were a lot of people heading up to Whyte Lake to social distance themselves from others. Once you get past the lake there are less people heading up in the direction towards Eagle Bluffs/Black Mountain but around the boulder field we encountered hard packed snow and ice, which made it treacherous to overcome. Several people attempted to scale the boulder field but only 3 people continued on but they had poles and micro spikes with them. Great trail to take the dog with you. I will be coming back during the summer once the snow melts.

                                        Posted: March 21, 2020 04:51:12 PM PST

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                                          Posted: March 19, 2020 03:41:11 AM PST

                                          JCM from Vancouver writes:

                                          This is one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done. There are so many views along the way, little ponds and lakes, and the trail itself leads through a variety of interesting terrain. And of course the view at the very top will take your breath away.

                                          I went up at the end of August. The first part of the trail is very flat, winding around the Cypress lodge base area, and then starts climbing up a wide gravel/rock path. This is the steepest and least enjoyable part of the hike, especially on a hot sunny day slogging up the switchbacks. I wasn't expecting to be so exposed to the sun and heat, and was glad to finally get into the shade of the forest. Definitely be sure to bring lots of water if it's hot. I had a 1.5 liters and probably should've brought 2. Also encountered a small black bear on the way up, so be prepared with spray, especially if you're hiking solo.

                                          I set out at 9:30am and took leisurely breaks at Cabin Lake and the little rocky lookout on the left of the trail almost directly across from the lake, enjoyed a long lunch and took photos at the viewpoint at the top, and had another break sitting by another little lake on the way down. I took my time getting lots of photos along the trail too, and was back at the parking lot by 2:00pm. Someone who is moderately fit could easily be up and down in well under 4 hours.

                                            Posted: September 18, 2019 03:00:11 PM PST

                                            Joanna from Vancouver writes:

                                            Hiked Eagle Bluffs last Saturday, Aug 10. Was a pleasant hike although the elevation gain is over 400m, not the 300'ish indicated here. The Cypress map shows 490m, Strava showed 488m, and Map My Fitness was 428m. It's very up up up with switchbacks and lots of steep for about the first hour. We had trouble with the directions on this site so we just followed the signs and ending up clocking 10km in just over 4hrs with a brief lunch stop at the top. To start, head toward the Yew Lake trail next to the Eagle Express chairlift. Head up the left branch of the Yew Lake loop trail (the side closest to the chairlift) and about 2 mins in you'll head left towards Black Mountain. Follow the signs until they start saying Eagle Bluffs. There is some signage that portions of the trail which are part of the BP have been rerouted due to erosion on original trail but the detours are well marked and easy to follow. Lots of pretty little lakes along the way. Bring bug spray (stupid mosquitoes!) and sunscreen as you're quite exposed at the beginning of trail. Enjoy!

                                              Posted: August 14, 2019 11:07:10 PM PST

                                              Tanis from Vancouver writes:

                                              DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE... This is a great hike and the bluffs are a beautiful and a popular spot. The ground squirrels and ravens are quite aggressive now that they are used to being fed by hikers. It is not good for the animals and creates a nuisance for hikers, I got swarmed by chipmunks which is not as cute as it sounds. Please respect nature when your out there, it's not worth the cute insta photo.
                                              I recommend wearing good hiking shoes, there is often muddy and wet spots in the trail.

                                                Posted: July 27, 2019 08:05:39 PM PST

                                                Dianna Fast from Langley writes:

                                                This is a really doable hike. It says intermediate, but I'd say easy/intermediate. The path is very well marked. The incredible view of Vancouver and Howe Sound is a large area of rock with tons of seating for a packed lunch! There are lots of little lakes to see along the way as well. I'd definitely do this hike again.

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                                                  Posted: June 26, 2019 06:07:19 AM PST

                                                  Max from Vancouver writes:

                                                  Hiked in June 2019, taking the bus 250 from Downtown.
                                                  It's possible by bus. Take 250 from downtown and get down at Cranley drive.Then you can use google maps to get to the old highway bridge, whyte lake and eagle bluffs.

                                                  I am an intermediate hiker and it took me 4 hr ascend and 3 hrs in descend. It's challenging if you take the bus but there is another route (via parking lot that people use) and it is intermediate. Met a couple of guys who actually started at Horseshoe bay taking bus from downtown.

                                                  The hike till whyte lake took 45 minutes and it gets challenging like an hour afterwards. There is scrambling involved over the rocks. Make sure you have enough water, food, excellent boots as the rocks are sharp and slippery. There are bears in the area too and it gets dark a couple of hours before the sunset so make sure you plan accordingly.

                                                  The reward is a stunning 270 degree view at the top, definitely worth it. One of the best hikes of my life.

                                                    Posted: June 4, 2019 04:31:55 PM PST

                                                    Jenna from Vancouver writes:

                                                    Hiked this on Sunday. Used microspikes 99% of the trail - snow only cleared on approaching the bluff. Had a couple of people in our party without traction & it was very slippery and difficult for them both going up & coming back down. They were removing the poles when we were there, so only tree markers left, even though the snow level is still high enough to almost cover the sign posts at the junctions. Snow is still fairly hard packed most of the trail.

                                                      Posted: April 23, 2019 08:40:53 AM PST

                                                      Tereshka from NORTH VANCOUVER writes:

                                                      Perfect day for hiking -- sunny, but not too hot. We hiked straight to Eagle Bluffs view point past Theagill and Sam Lakes. We did the side trip to Cabin Lake and Black Mountain on our return trip (following the same route back). The side trip to Cabin Lake and Black Mountain are definitely worth it. Great view of the Lions/Sisters from Black Mountain. Cabin Lake looks like a great place for a swim. No bugs at this time of year. Whiskey Jacks and a Raven having fun at Eagle Bluffs view point. This hike is wonderful because of all the little lakes you pass along the way. Highly recommended! See photos.

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                                                        Posted: September 25, 2018 10:25:33 PM PST

                                                        JEFF from Vancouver writes:

                                                        Good hike! Always challenging uphill to get your blood flowing.
                                                        Got to Cabin Lake and it was pretty smoky.
                                                        Decided not to go to the Bluffs today.

                                                        See pic. It was ok but just being cautious! Played in Cabin Lake instead.

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                                                          Posted: August 21, 2018 08:45:30 AM PST

                                                          hiker from Vancouver writes:

                                                          Aug 19 2018 - trail is open until Eagle Bluff (closed west of that point).

                                                          On the way down, local signage directs to a different route than the map above. Trust the signage. The map hear leads down through the ski slopes. Not that pretty and full of slippery gravel.

                                                            Posted: August 19, 2018 11:29:33 AM PST

                                                            Nuxfan from Vancouver writes:

                                                            Aug 12 - Trail closed due to Whyte lake fire. :( Went up St. Mark's Summit instead.

                                                              Posted: August 12, 2018 08:33:49 PM PST

                                                              Matthew from Port Moody writes:

                                                              Beautiful hike, but closed due to a fire when I visited today

                                                                Posted: August 11, 2018 09:26:42 AM PST

                                                                Hao from Surrey writes:

                                                                Did this hike with my girlfriend for the first time on July 6, 2018 (month+ ago)

                                                                This is without a doubt, one of my favorite hikes because the view of the city is spectacular. The day we came, the viewpoint was almost completely empty. There were maybe 5 people there at most at any given point over a 1.5 hour span in the afternoon.

                                                                Going up, it felt like it was never going to end, even though it really isn't as long as it seems. There was a bit of snow but it's very minimal.

                                                                The rain came in halfway through that day and added to the already extremely muddy conditions. Thunder+Lightning storm started as we were leaving the viewpoint.

                                                                Just grateful to have made it down alive =D

                                                                Going up took about 2.5 hours.
                                                                Coming back down took 1.5 hours. We were rushing to get away from the storm.

                                                                  Posted: August 9, 2018 06:21:52 PM PST

                                                                  Abhishek from Vancouver writes:

                                                                  We did the hike today, it was hot and dusty but it was worth it.
                                                                  Not many bugs or insects and no snow .
                                                                  The view at the top is just amazing.

                                                                    Posted: July 29, 2018 07:18:16 PM PST

                                                                    Rey from Vancouver writes:

                                                                    Does anyone know what the trail is looking like lately?

                                                                      Posted: July 26, 2018 01:12:22 PM PST

                                                                      Laura from Vancouver writes:

                                                                      A group of 3 & our dog hiked up for sunset last night. The first 30mins is a bit of a slog up to Cabin Lake. Had a nice dip in the lake before continuing to the bluffs. Trail was entirely snow-free. Probably the only con is that there were a few bugs at the viewpoint (not as bad as some other hikes I've done recently) and I've got some mosquito bites today to prove it! Really great view & sunset. Roundtrip it was 1.5 hours, not including our stops at the lake and the viewpoint. Trail's really rooty & gravely so I'd recommend good headtorches (& confidence on rougher terrain) if you intend on returning in the dark.

                                                                        Posted: July 25, 2018 02:51:29 PM PST

                                                                        Kathryn from Kitimat, B.C writes:

                                                                        My boyfriend and I did this hike over the weekend (July 7th, 2018) and it was great! We started on the Yew Lake Trail, then Black Mountain, and we also checked out Cabin Lake on our way up to the Eagle Bluffs Trail. The trails definitely get your heart pumping. There was still a small amount of snow in areas but not on the trails, which we used to clean our shoes on the way back down.
                                                                        Lots of bugs when you get up higher onto the mountain. Even with bug spray they constantly hover around your head like little airplanes buzzing. The trails were good even with the mud..and there were areas where the trails were streams. Definitely recommend hiking boots and not just plain runners.
                                                                        Eagle Bluffs is gorgeous! Lots of space to sit and have a picnic (on the rocks). The chipmunks there are not shy! It is worth the hike!
                                                                        Will definitely be doing this again.

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                                                                          Posted: July 11, 2018 02:38:44 PM PST

                                                                          Poroshat from Vancouver writes:

                                                                          Hi, I am thinking to go on Wednesday, July 11, has anyone being up there last week. is it still snowy and muddy? I would appreciate if you let me know,

                                                                            Posted: July 9, 2018 02:15:15 PM PST

                                                                            Bae from Vancouver writes:

                                                                            Did it July 2/18. Alot of mud & puddles on half the trail. There's abit of unmelted snow, but you can easily step around it. View is amazing at the end. Pack some bug spray as the flies swarm you at the lookout. I recommend waiting til it gets abit drier.

                                                                              Posted: July 3, 2018 09:58:03 AM PST

                                                                              Marika from Vancouver writes:

                                                                              Looking for advice on hiking this trail after dark.
                                                                              I am wanting to hike up for Sunset and back down after. How good is the trail? will we need to be extra cautious of bears and cougar at this time?

                                                                                Posted: June 18, 2018 12:30:34 PM PST

                                                                                Dannaya from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                Hiked on June 17, and just did a straight shot to Eagle Bluffs and back down, not the loop. The trail was about half covered in snow, mostly slushy, not too many icy bits. Everything is melting pretty quickly right now though so the parts that aren't snowy are very wet and muddy. There are also sections along the trail where the snow has melted off underneath and given way where people have stepped, so just pay attention where you're stepping. If you're wearing waterproof hiking boots with grippy soles it's totally doable. It's possible to do with runners, but it'll be slippery and your feet will definitely get soaked. Everything is well marked. At the beginning, follow signs to Black Mountain, then at the last junction the sign specifies Eagle Bluffs, so continue in that direction. Great view at the bluffs, definitely worth the trek, but be wary of the chipmunks that will try to steal your food!

                                                                                  Posted: June 17, 2018 03:45:07 PM PST

                                                                                  Marion from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                  Hiked on June 12th with waterproof hiking boots. We had crampons but didn't use them. The trail is partially covered in snow, some parts are quite slippery but we were fine just keeping an eye out where we stepped.
                                                                                  It's a easy-intermediate hike, very rewarding when you arrive at the view !

                                                                                    Posted: June 14, 2018 11:41:38 AM PST

                                                                                    Local Hicker X from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                    Hiked up to the trail head yesterday. There is still a lot of snow. The hike can be done but snowshoes are recommended if you want to be comfortable and not get the dreaded triple S soaked socks syndrome.

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                                                                                      Posted: June 11, 2018 01:53:49 PM PST

                                                                                      Marika from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                      Does anyone know what the trail is looking like lately?
                                                                                      Is there much snow/ice left?

                                                                                        Posted: June 11, 2018 10:35:46 AM PST

                                                                                        Vanhiking from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                        A more challenging option is to start at Horseshoe bay which is good if you use the bus and have no car. Baden Trail begins near highway 1 bridge above horsehoe bay. The first 1.5 hours up to eagle bluffs is easy. The last 60 mins is the most difficult especially the part between the rock slide area and eagle bluffs. It is as steep as the grouse grind and stawamus chief with a lot less people. On the wa, you can stop by whyte lake. There was no snow in June 2018. Going back down this way is more dangerous.

                                                                                          Posted: June 10, 2018 11:46:01 AM PST

                                                                                          K from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                          Hiked this trail today, May 24, 2018. Still lots of snow covering the trail up until the last km. It’s definitely do-able and the trail is well marked and easy to follow the footprints of others. The snow covered steep parts are quite slippery right now so crampons would have been helpful.
                                                                                          With all that said, it was still incredibly beautiful.

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                                                                                            Posted: May 24, 2018 05:57:10 PM PST

                                                                                            Bob from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                            Has anyone been up here in the past week ? How is the snow pack? I love this trail in the summer but never did it so early in the season before

                                                                                              Posted: May 21, 2018 11:17:50 AM PST

                                                                                              Eric from Richmond writes:

                                                                                              Izzy, This trail will definitely not be hikable next weekend!

                                                                                              Hiked up to Cabin Lake on May 4th. There were no other hikers on the trail and no recent tracks in the snow. I am guessing there has been more snow since Dan's pictures from April as the trail is no longer so clearly defined.
                                                                                              We used crampons and poles but every few steps, one foot would collapse through the snow and I would drop 10-20 inches in a hole. (I am 160 pounds) Keep in mind I was trying my hardest to stay on my best guess of the trail.
                                                                                              This one is snowshoe only at this time and would be perfect for that.
                                                                                              This is a regular summer/fall trail for us (I have reviewed two more times below) and it was strange not seeing any of the clearly labelled sign poles. They were of course deep under the snow as it is approximately two meters deep.

                                                                                                Posted: May 7, 2018 05:06:04 PM PST

                                                                                                Izzy from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                Will this be hikeable next weekend?

                                                                                                  Posted: May 4, 2018 07:19:03 AM PST

                                                                                                  Dan from White Rock writes:

                                                                                                  We hiked this trail on April 21/2018.It was a beautiful,albeit shortened hike due to snowpack.Be forewarned that at this time of year there is still plenty of snow.Snowshoes were not required and the trail was marked with tall red poles every 10 yards or so.Once we completed the switchbacks and got to the plateau the trail was no longer marked and it was proceed at your own risk,which we did not.I have hiked this trail to completion in the summer and although the views at the end were obscured by bad weather the hike is definitely worth it.The scenery in the snow was fantastic.Be warned tho that the start of the hike is fairly steep but well worth it.

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                                                                                                    Posted: April 23, 2018 01:37:50 PM PST

                                                                                                    Eric from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                    Sept. 26 - I reviewed this trail below on August 27th. This time, we wanted to go to the beautiful Eagle Bluffs again but wanted a new more challenging route. So we started at the Baden Powell Trailhead in Horseshoe Bay. This is a trail that takes you all the way up the mountain right to Eagle Bluffs. Definitely a difficult rated trail, it is rarely used or mentioned. Great variety, very steep in sections, and a large boulder scramble at the end. Check this one out if you are seeking alternatives to the Grouse Grind. It is well marked all the way. Lots of very tame Ravens at Eagle Bluffs too.

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                                                                                                      Posted: September 27, 2017 06:43:35 PM PST

                                                                                                      KC from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                      Did this hike on August 24, 2017. There was a bit of overcast so it was breezy at the mountain, but great for the hike. We went the wrong way and ended up going backwards than the directions - we first started up the wide ski slope all the way to the top until we reached the chairlift, before entering the trail to begin hiking to Eagle Bluffs. There was a lot of variety in the hike, including tree roots and platforms. There were a lot of beautiful ponds to see on the way, and the trail was very well marked. The view at the top was spectacular, with lots of room to sit and enjoy a lunch while watching the wildlife. On the way back we stopped at Cabin Lake - a short detour which was well worth it for a quick swim. Because of the overcast the lake was quite chilly, but it is a beautiful spot and is likely warmer on a clear sunny day.

                                                                                                      We went down the switchbacks (and at that point I was glad we started the wrong way - the switchbacks seemed never ending going down, so I can imagine it would seem worse going up on a hot day.) They were slippery at times because of the gravel, so beware if you don't have hiking shoes as you will encounter loose rocks in either direction you travel. We came out the entrance of Yew Trail, stopping to grab a beer at the end of the hike.

                                                                                                      No bugs when we went. It took us about 4 hours round trip, with about half an hour for lunch at the top. The variety and view together makes this one of the top hikes for me.

                                                                                                        Posted: August 30, 2017 12:42:19 AM PST

                                                                                                        Eric from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                        Directions - Van Trails may lead you astray. Instead, walk up to the east side of the Crazy Raven bar, go straight north passing the 2ND chairlift on your left and you will hit the Baden Powell trail you want. There is no mention of Eagle Bluffs on signage. Just follow directions to Black Mountain.
                                                                                                        Shade - Much of this trail is in direct sun
                                                                                                        Difficulty - This is on the low end of the moderate scale. Worst part is the long gravel path at the start as this never feels like hiking. But after the trail splits to go to Eagle Bluffs, you will get a good trail.
                                                                                                        Bugs - Moderate amount but they don't seem to bother you. Not biters for sure.
                                                                                                        Altogether, this is a very rewarding hike. The Panoramic views from Eagle Bluffs are the best I have ever seen. The lakes along the way are very nice with Cabin Lake being a great place to relax. Be sure to also go up Black Mountain and Yew Lake viewpoint to get the full experience. The latter offers excellent views of the Lions. There is also a lot of wildlife with ravens, bluejays, and a ton of very cute squirrel like creatures.
                                                                                                        The pictures are Bowen Island, The Lions and a "squirrel". Enjoy!!

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                                                                                                          Posted: August 28, 2017 11:24:58 PM PST

                                                                                                          Christine from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                          Hiked this yesterday, August 21, 2017. Was much longer and difficult than anticipated (11 km round trip). Lots of loose dirt, rocks, tress and roots to climb over and some steep sections. Saw lots of people in sneakers which isn't a good idea. Even in hiking boots I slipped a few times. Well worth the trek up to get to the view though. The directions above aren't completely accurate as you don't come to a ski run on the way back taking the route suggested. We took that route but ended up on the same switchbacks we went up. All in all a good day but highly recommend hiking boots (like Search and Rescue did after having to rescue someone in runners), lots of water and snacks as it's a long one.

                                                                                                            Posted: August 21, 2017 09:27:04 AM PST

                                                                                                            Will from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                            Hiked this August 15 2017. Bugs were not that bad, especially after about 9.30am. The view was spectacular, as always. The signage on the trail is very clear, especially if you read the above directions. Took 2.5 hours roundtrip at a moderate pace, including a short break at the Bluff.

                                                                                                              Posted: August 15, 2017 05:41:59 PM PST

                                                                                                              Ben from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                              Did this hike on July 31 with a group of 8 in total. Really nice trail, would highly recommend it. Only the first stretch is actually hard, after that first long stretch of include it evens out quite a bit and goes up and down quite a bit. We stopped quite a bit for viewpoints and spent about 40 minutes at the eagle bluffs lookout. Overall it took us about 5.5 hours round trip.

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                                                                                                                Posted: August 1, 2017 03:54:34 PM PST

                                                                                                                Sofia from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                We headed from the base of Cypress ski lifts just before 1pm with our dog. The first 20 minutes will get your heart rate going. Once we got to Eagle Bluffs we stayed there for about 20 minutes. Beautiful spot for snack and photos! Coming down just becareul especially with the loose gravel and rocks. We did bring a couple of water bottles and small snacks. Insect repellent or net would be handy- we were constantly swatting. Sunglasses and hat would be ideal too. If you bring your dog, expect them to get quite muddy :)

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                                                                                                                  Posted: July 31, 2017 11:45:24 AM PST

                                                                                                                  Cindy from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                  Great hike for the time required and view payoff. The trail isn't the typical uphill to the peak then downhill, it goes up, then down, then up again to the peak. This means there is some effort required on the return trip as you're not just coasting downhill. As described, most of the difficulty is in the initial, steep switchbacks portion that'll definitely get your heart rate up. We went during dusk and mosquito nets were definitely required as the flies will swarm around you. The plus of going on a Monday evening was that no one else was on the trail! Trail is well-marked, make sure you follow signs for Baden Powell trail (Black Mountain) and eventually you'll see signs for Eagle Bluffs. We completed in about 3.5 hours including 20 minutes or so at the top, and going between a moderate to fast pace.

                                                                                                                    Posted: July 18, 2017 10:30:57 AM PST

                                                                                                                    Alyssa E from New Westminster writes:

                                                                                                                    This is a beautiful hike! The view at Eagle Bluff is spectacular, amazing, epic! Well worth the hike to get there. You're up in the clouds looking down at all of Vancouver and can see so far. Don't forget your camera. Also bring or wear a jacket. The only negative thing I would say about this hike is the bugs are awful. Wear bug spray. We wished we had. They swarm around you and try to get in your eyes, ears and nose.

                                                                                                                      Posted: July 17, 2017 06:18:35 AM PST

                                                                                                                      Andy from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                      July 16th: Just hiked it. We followed the black mountain markers and it was a clear path to the end with minimal snow...a few muddy sections so do not wear your brand new Nikes lol. The initial portion is an uphill grind and probably the most taxing on the legs. The rest is a coast with a few uphill and downhill spots. The views along the way and at the end worth it!! I would plan ahead and maybe go early. We got there around 830am and there weren't many on the trial with us but on the way back down, there were a lot people heading up. Completed in about 4-5 hrs.

                                                                                                                        Posted: July 16, 2017 07:45:22 PM PST

                                                                                                                        Derek from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                        Hiked on July 16. Pretty much all snow is gone from the trail except for about a 15 feet section which is pretty much flat so no issues. A couple mud puddles but typical and easy to navigate around. Love this hike.

                                                                                                                          Posted: July 16, 2017 02:01:59 PM PST

                                                                                                                          Tombert from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                                          Hiked on Wed July 12, some snow on the ground, very passable, initial elevation, then flat as you approach Cabin Lake, nice little dip. Eagle Bluff is gorgeous... just a little after the forest section

                                                                                                                            Posted: July 12, 2017 09:07:39 PM PST

                                                                                                                            crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

                                                                                                                            Hiked the trail on 2017.07.09. The trail itself was great, with lots of gorgeous views along the way. There was minimal snow along the return loop. The bugs, however, were relentless and no amount of bug spray would deter them. It took us about 5 hrs to finish, including a very long break at the Eagle Bluffs.

                                                                                                                              Posted: July 12, 2017 07:52:21 AM PST

                                                                                                                              Emerson from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                              + Helen https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/eagle-bluffs/comments/#c10875
                                                                                                                              Just returned 2017-07-06. We spent more than 6 hours in total, that's how beautiful it was today at the Bluffs.
                                                                                                                              Easier than Garibaldi or either of the Chief peaks.
                                                                                                                              A bit muddy in a few spots, but minimal snow if you return the same way you went ( near Black Mountain). There is a lot more slippery snow if you insist on doing the loop as described/shown on the map by the OP (https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/eagle-bluffs/).

                                                                                                                                Posted: July 6, 2017 10:08:46 PM PST

                                                                                                                                Helen from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                Hey! I am looking to do this hike with some coworkers on July 15th - would anybody be able to update on the snow conditions? how comparable is the hike to garibaldi or the chief?

                                                                                                                                  Posted: July 6, 2017 08:27:42 AM PST

                                                                                                                                  Jules from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                  Great hike, still heaps of snow (even in July!) - can be slippery at parts, glad I had proper hikers and hiking poles. 4 hr return estimate is very accurate, wished I brought a snack along:-p

                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 1, 2017 11:03:51 PM PST

                                                                                                                                    Riccaaaardo from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                    spent about 8h up there total today.. hard to believe cabin lake is only 45 min up from cypress :) what a spot.

                                                                                                                                    quite a bit of snow, but melting fast. the lake is "cool" for sure, but well worth taking a dip if you can stand it. great canada day hike, the trail got pretty busy after 9-10 am.

                                                                                                                                    the trail to the bluffs passes by quite a few small lakes and offers some good spots to relax. just before getting to the bluffs viewpoint, a nice area offers good spots for setting up a hammock or some lines.

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                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 1, 2017 07:12:03 PM PST

                                                                                                                                      Claude from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                      Hiked to Eagle Bluffs from Cypress on June 24th.
                                                                                                                                      There's still LOTS of snow on the trail - especially once you pass Black Mountain and head through the lakes, before you start descending to the Bluffs. It took us 5 hours, excluding stops, because of the slippery conditions and occasionally losing the trail. Bugs weren't an issue, but more came out towards the late afternoon. Compared to the other hikes I've done (Chief, Grind, Quarry Rock, Dog Mountain), this was like a treasure hunt trying to find the orange markers; and the varying terrain (loose rocks, slippery packed snow, mud, tree roots) was pretty challenging, but so rewarding, especially with the views from the bluffs!

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                                                                                                                                        Posted: June 25, 2017 01:07:50 AM PST

                                                                                                                                        Lindsay from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                        Looking to hike on Saturday June 24, 2017.
                                                                                                                                        Has anyone hiked recently and know the conditions? Is there still a lot of snow?

                                                                                                                                          Posted: June 22, 2017 12:12:02 PM PST

                                                                                                                                          Gagan from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                          Great hike, Beautiful views from the top :)

                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 22, 2017 03:39:17 AM PST

                                                                                                                                            Sunny P from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                            There's a lot of snow on this hike still. Wear hiking boots and and a light jacket. To start the hike, trial starts at the bottom of Eagle express chair. Trail entrance not easy to find because it wasn't marked. You want to go in the direction of Black Mountain and Cabin Lake. You won't see signage for Eagle Bluffs until mid hike.

                                                                                                                                              Posted: June 17, 2017 01:21:26 PM PST

                                                                                                                                              DK from Van writes:

                                                                                                                                              What was the snow like today???

                                                                                                                                                Posted: June 10, 2017 08:42:55 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                Yvette from Vancouver, BC writes:

                                                                                                                                                This is one of my favourite hikes in Vancouver. We hiked this on June 4 and it was still mostly covered in snow. Be prepared for snowy conditions. The trail is much harder to find in the snow, and despite having hiked this several years ago, we got turned around two times and had to backtrek. Bring your usual safety gear including a light, and start early in the day. Poles will be helpful. Hiking boots were fine in the snow, but it was definitely slippery. Also, be careful of the tree wells, as it is easy to fall through the snow into them. It's a beautiful hike and it was lovely to see it in the snow. Saw three eagles and a falcon soaring high in the sky at the bluffs!

                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 6, 2017 01:55:00 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                  Patrick from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                  Went up June 1, 2017
                                                                                                                                                  This hike has always been a favorite. There is still lots of snow on the mountain. Majority of the trail is covered. Do not do it in runners, you'll get wet socks. My group and i made it about 1km in before turning back and just running down a ski slope instead of following the trail back. I'll be trying it again in July.

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                                                                                                                                                    Posted: June 5, 2017 03:25:48 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                    Michelle from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                    This is definitely a doable hike with a rewarding view! However, with all the snow on the trails, it's important to be prepared (i.e.: proper footwear, giving yourself enough time to arrive back at the parking lot, etc). We encountered several hikers who took the wrong turn at a junction on their way down and looped back up towards the lookout point (and they went in circles for hours). Overall, this hike was great but be aware of the snow! I hiked this on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

                                                                                                                                                      Posted: June 4, 2017 10:22:39 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                      Stepan Krb from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                      Beautiful simple hike. Went May 28th, 2017. Snow is still on the north face for about two thirds of the entire hike up, south face is easier to trek. Go earlier in the day so there's less people. End reward is a great view and cozy rocks to sit on for a snack. Total time with bathroom breaks and eating at the top was about 4 hr. Right now with the snow is the perfect time to go. You can bring a toboggan and go the Cypress ski trails or just run through the snow down the ski hill. Tonnes of fun and it actually is a lot easier then clip clopping slowly back down.

                                                                                                                                                        Posted: May 28, 2017 05:51:02 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                        Brennan Wadsworth from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                        Great viewpoint. Completed the hike on May 21. Trail was completely covered in snow. Waterproof hiking boots are a must until the snow is gone! With hiking boots it is certainly do-able and satisfying with the current blue skies, but be prepared for it to be a bit slower and do not wear just running shoes. https://vancityoakst.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/over-the-hill-and-through-the-snow/

                                                                                                                                                          Posted: May 25, 2017 10:32:03 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                          Easy Bee from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                          Completed this hike on May 22nd 2017 - the entire trial is snow covered except for the bluffs/cliffs. The trial was hikeable with proper hiking shoes (waterproof) or snow shoes. I observed a lot of people hiking in running shoes and they had a lot of trouble with grip, or soaked through by the cold snow. The snow can be soft in some spots, I did fall through twice to about knee level. The snow can be deep, please prepare if you are going earlier in the year.

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                                                                                                                                                            Posted: May 24, 2017 04:44:04 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                            Pixeldweller from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                            If you like to hike with and share the vista with a lot of people, some blasting their music, then this hike is for you. Too busy for me on a nice Sunday afternoon. The view is quite beautiful and the hike isn't very difficult all in all.

                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 21, 2016 05:50:25 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                              Tania C. from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                              If you're used to doing beginner trails like Quarry Rock and Lynn Canyon but are getting bored and have a little more time- this is the hike for you. Yes there is a steep incline for a bout 30 mins but it's on rocks and gravel; some shaded, some not but they are switchbacks so there is some variety and it's absolutely do-able. Just take a short break if you need to- it will level out eventually and the rest of the hike is great. Through the forest, around lakes etc. I liked the mix of gravel and forest trails. The view is breathtaking at the end and you literally feel like you're on top of the world! It was such a clear day yesterday that we could see Mount Baker in Washington to the East!

                                                                                                                                                                Posted: August 15, 2016 11:41:11 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                A.C. from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                Steep at the beginning, but levels off nicely. Went up on July 16 and it was really foggy (but the hike up warmed us up). Fog didn't clear by the time we got to the lookout point. It was kind of muddy so wear proper shoes and maybe some spare socks.
                                                                                                                                                                Watch for the signs because it's somewhat easy to miss the turn off to the bluffs.
                                                                                                                                                                When the fog dissipated, the bugs started to come out so bring bug spray.
                                                                                                                                                                Lots of cute chipmunks and ravens at the lookout point, and lots of space to sit down for lunch!

                                                                                                                                                                Nice intermediate hike though and from pictures of the view, I would definitely go again.

                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: July 22, 2016 06:59:05 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                  Helen from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                  I did this hike yesterday after work (July 21). Did anyone lose their sunglasses? If so, please post on here and we can find a way to connect. They look like nice sunglasses!

                                                                                                                                                                  The hike itself was quite nice. Even though we started at 5:15pm, we still made it back to the parking lot as the sun was setting. We had our headlamps, extra batteries, food, water and sweaters just in case though. It's quite a nice hike after work because it's not as busy as on the weekends!

                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 22, 2016 12:38:59 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                    Kenzie from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                                                                    A rewarding hike for sure. Hiked it today with a friend and we really enjoyed the views and scenery that surrounds you as you walk through the trail. The very beginning is quite tricky with at least 40 minutes worth of switchbacks. After that, it's an interesting up and down battle through the forest. The trail was marked really well which made it easy to follow. It was still a little muddy, but nothing unbearable! Definitely a hike that I would do again in the future!

                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 19, 2016 12:41:26 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                      Issy from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                      How busy is it? Last time I hiked it there were a few people and that was in early May, is it packed the whole way up?

                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 9, 2016 10:40:23 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                        Katie from VancouverVancouver I've writes:

                                                                                                                                                                        I came on here to check current conditions as I may take a small group up. I didnt intend to write a review but have just seen a comment which should be corrected (review afterwards). There are no grizzly bears in this area and the person who commented earlier likely saw a brown-coloured black bear. Grizzly bears have very distinct features including grey/silver tips to their fur making them look "grizzled" and a hump. I've hiked this trail several times before in all weather. It's a short hike for a rewarding view and it's perfect for this time of year. Wear bug spray and keep your food in your mouth or backpack to avoid it being taken from ravens or chipmunks. This is a great hike to introduce yourself to something intermediate level - enough effort to earn your view but short enough to build up your stamina before moving on to all-day hikes.

                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: July 5, 2016 01:10:19 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                          Dave from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                          Not a bad hike, with some better than expected views.

                                                                                                                                                                          There's still a bit of mud on the trail this time of year, but nothing excessive. A few bugs on Black Mountain, but nothing excessive, and mosquitoes weren't out yet as far as I could tell.

                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: July 3, 2016 10:19:04 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                            Stefanie A from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                            Great hike! A little buggy in the beginning. Steep climb up to Cabin Lake, then a great walk to Eagle Bluffs. Beauty views. Had a swim at Cabin on the way back down!

                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: July 2, 2016 08:36:49 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                              Lex from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                              Good workout. Lots of bugs. Far too busy. View is ok. Better trails out there.

                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 1, 2016 10:40:54 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                Kelsey from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                Great hike! The view from Eagle Bluffs was beautiful, it was a 180 degree view and a clear day so we could see far out into the distance.
                                                                                                                                                                                There were a lot of flying bugs when we went up in the morning, less when it was hotter on our way down but still worth it! Trail is muddy in 10 or so spots but if you have hiking shoes you'll be more than fine.
                                                                                                                                                                                Stopped at cabin lake on the way down to dip our feet in, some people were also swimming.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 29, 2016 07:42:13 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                  Bob from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                  WORST HIKE EVER. Mud and bugs throughout the entire trail. View was okay. Would not recommend this at all.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: June 28, 2016 01:59:27 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                    Gremlin from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                    Absolutely amazing views and a great hike overall. 5 stars.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: June 27, 2016 11:20:46 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                      Myra from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                      It was a busy trail when I hiked this one. But the view is spectacular. One of the most amazing view I've seen, actually. It's a great work out as well. Lots of steep portion of the trail. This one is highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh, did I mention this was the first trail I've seen bears, grizzly and black? Lots of them...I was freaking out.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: June 25, 2016 03:06:21 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                        Bob from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Great trail. Well marked and amazing views. Don't forget to stop by Cabin Lake.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Here's my blog post on the hike with photos...


                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: June 10, 2016 01:26:48 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                          Amanda from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                          Hiked to Eagle Bluffs today. Trail is clear of all snow now and good to go! Noticed a few people getting lost trying to find trail head, including myself. No need to complete the Yew Lake Loop at the bottom. This trail ia clearly marked on the signs but "Eagle Bluffs" is not. It can be tricky to find if it's your first time for this hike or you're new to the Cypress Mountain area altogether. A fun hike with some killer views! Watched a raven swoop down and steal a whole bag of trail mix. You've been warned :)

                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 8, 2016 12:07:30 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                            Lillith from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Ran this on Saturday, May 7th/2016. Still about 80% snow coverage though getting quite slushy and weak in areas. If wearing trail runners I'd recommend cramp-ons for the next few weeks!

                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: May 9, 2016 12:26:37 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                              Helen from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hiked Eagle Bluffs today, there is still snow up there so expect to get your shoes and socks wet. Parts of the hike are slushy, and in others the snow is packed down. Easy to navigate, the trail is well marked. There was enough people on the trail to calm my nerves for a solo hike but not too many that it took away the experience of being in nature.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Completed the hike in 3.5hrs including time to take in the gorgeous view at the top.

                                                                                                                                                                                              100% would recommend. Just bring extra socks!

                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: May 8, 2016 02:23:04 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                Herman from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hiked all the way to Eagle Bluffs today in heavy snow/rain. 2 hours up 1.5 down in fairly average speed. It was a great workout as there're some steep sections but nothing too bad. Snowshoes are highly recommended I'd say unless your enjoy postholing. The trail is clearly marked and very easy to follow. Already enjoyed the great view at Eagle Bluffs during the summer time so even though there was zero view today due to the snow/fog my wife and I still had a great time, plus it's free!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: January 18, 2016 01:22:18 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Christina from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Black Mountain Plateau trail is very nice! the trail is well maintained and has clear markers along the path but it is quite steep at parts going uphill, the view at the top is worth it. There are many birds at the top of Black Mountain too, don't feed them because they are getting quite friendly. Also keep your food close by and safe because the crows tend to swoop down and steal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you continue further along the trail after the peak of Black Mountain, it will take you to the Eagles Bluff lookout but make sure you allot enough time for it, it roughly takes another 2 hours minimum to get there. The view is also very nice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: January 5, 2016 01:19:33 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ashley from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thinking about doing this hike on the weekend - has anyone been up there? Much snow? Enough for snowshoes or would boots be ok?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: November 11, 2015 06:35:04 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                      crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Did this trail on a gorgeous sunny Sunday (27SEP15). The switchback was steep and a knee killer if you come back down the same way (trekking poles would be helpful). The Cabin Lake was beautiful - definitely a nice place to swim on a hot summer day. There were many photo opportunities along the trail which slowed us down a lot. The best view, of course, was at the Eagle Bluff. Simply breathtaking!! We ended up spending 6.5 hrs (including lunch break) to finish the loop.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: October 1, 2015 07:33:20 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Samantha from Maple Ridge writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Did this hike today with bear and cougar sightings and a little snow. Adorable lakes all the way up, so many different colours in the leaves and forest. A lot of steep incline rocks, basically lunges all the way up and down. Found some baby, baby mice that were no bigger than the size of a toonie.. jumped in an out of our hands, cutest things ever. Not any clear signs for "Eagle Bluff" until half way, have to follow the trails for black mountain. Unbelievable, breathtaking view. I brought my chihuahua who I ended up having to carry for the last little bit down. Loved it all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: September 17, 2015 01:00:50 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Penelope from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Did this hike on August 1st and the first part is very steep with lots of loose rocks. Be careful on the hike down as it gets pretty slippery. If you're bringing young kids, make sure they can hike up steep trails. The view is definitely worth it though! Make sure to bring a snack to reward yourself after the hike.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: August 2, 2015 05:21:23 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mercedes from Port Moody writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did this hike on May 28th, 2015. Super hot day out but had such a great time doing this hike with some friends. Recommend bringing bug spray as the bugs were everywhere up near Cabin lake. There are a few signs showing where to go, but it's pretty straight forward. The first 30 min is the hardest part, super steep as it goes up right beside where the snowboard run is. Bring lots of water and a big lunch to eat at the top! The view is phenomenal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: July 31, 2015 06:05:11 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Herman from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great Hike, did this on June 13, no snow. The numerous lakes and ponds kept us photographers very busy! This hike is best done in a sunny, clear day as the lakes you pass by will look the best under the sun. Not sure why the site says 8km, based on my GPS unit the total distance is ~12-13km. There are ups and downs and the total elevation gain is ~590m to Eagle Bluff (instead of the 350m on the website) We saw people swimming at the huge lake just before arriving Eagle Bluffs, and the water wasn't that cold, may worth a try on a hot summer day. Overall it's a spectacular day hike.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: June 13, 2015 09:07:01 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                AA from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                What a wonderful hike!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The view at the top of Eagle Bluffs is absolutely gorgeous. There are plenty of trails to choose from, and we often spontaneously made little detours to see different lakes, and still made a roundtrip in about 4 hours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you want a bit more of a workout, we did the first part of the hike from the ski lodge up the ski run (sort of along the chair lifts, with it being very loose rocks and gravelly), southwest of the Baden Powell Trail. It's a bit more fun than the switchbacks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                As a beginner hiker, I didn't have any trouble hiking up, but there were small, steep rocky sections that I had some trouble getting down. It's probably just me though, since I didn't see anyone else have major problems with it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Up at the top of Eagle Bluffs, I also saw two ravens like another commenter mentioned. And a cute little chipmunk that darted around the nooks and crevices. Great place to have lunch, though it might be a little too rocky for sunbathing or getting comfy while reading.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 13, 2015 07:04:41 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sarah from Kirkland Washington writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nice hike on a beautiful day! We appreciated the great directions, map, and signage on the trail. The comments are very helpful, as we had planned to do a different hike, but modified our plans when we read about "relentless bugs..in your eyes, ears, nose, and mouth." (Again, not this hike!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our only suggestion would be to note that the loop return is via the green/easy ski run. We were unable to print the map, so we didn't know which run to take back. We took the intermediate run and cut over to the trail.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Looking forward to our next hiking adventure in BC!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: May 22, 2015 06:44:30 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Roger from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    May 17. No snow, and only a very little mud. First section is a long, steep uphill, but thereafter a pretty, interesting trail past a series of lakes, forest and then out on the bluffs. Cloudy, so not the view we hoped for, but saw a bear and cub near the ski hill, to end an enjoyable day. Very dog friendly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Overall = very good, will be back. Next time will likely come back down the first section of the trail we went up on, instead of down the ski runs, as these were loose underfoot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: May 17, 2015 04:16:49 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jenni from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hiked the trail on Tuesday, May 12th. Several muddy sections, but easily doable in trail running shoes. No snow on the trail, although there was snow on the ski slopes next to the first, steep, uphill part of the trail. If it's cloudy when you get to the top, wait for a few minutes and the clouds might part!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: May 14, 2015 09:13:44 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rah from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hiked the trail to Black Mountain and Eagle Bluff on Saturday May 9th. Gorgeous weather. No snow on the trail, but some muddy sections.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: May 13, 2015 12:18:25 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kelly from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hiked this on Saturday April 18, 2015, still snow on the trail but still lots of hikers out. A bit slippery coming down. The trail was very muddy so don't wear shoes you don't want to get dirty. The views were amazing! would definitely do it again!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: April 23, 2015 02:55:44 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tara from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hiked the trail today (April 6, 2015). Almost the entire trail is still covered in snow. Many slippery patches especially coming back down. Would be easier to balance with a hiking pole. Still very beautiful and serene.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: April 6, 2015 03:38:31 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dimo from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great Hike,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Did this yesterday! It is very steep in the beginning... muddy at several points... You pretty much in forest cover for 90% of the time until you reach the actual Eagle Bluffs area... some neat ice lakes en route.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I hiked with my drone and took a gamble with potential strong winds. But luckily there weren't any. And this was the result! Enjoy :)



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: February 23, 2015 12:33:05 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Emilyy from New Westminster writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amazinnnnng view. Trail from Cypress was a bit steep up gravel at first, but had a nice view of the ski areas. Once the trail levels out, it meanders through some little mountain lakes and becomes very pretty. Popular trail during the summer, lots of people at the Bluffs. There are lots of ravens there, but not so many eagles like the name. The ravens can be really daring, as one was just hanging out close by me for quite a few minutes just being curious. I didn't have any food if that's what he was looking for. But these birds are gorgeous up close!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: February 21, 2015 01:20:03 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kimba from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Feb 17 - gorgeous day in Vancouver. The ground was a little muddy in some places, but there was pretty much no snow at all, and the view and sun from the bluffs made everything worth it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We wanted to stay for the sunset but didn't think hiking back in the dark would have been the smartest. Wonder what traffic would be like during the summer though...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: February 17, 2015 09:39:40 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    James from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anyone know if this trail would be accessible tomorrow (Nov 11th)?? - season says July - Oct but no snowfall yet and going to be a sunny day so wondered if we could still get up it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: November 10, 2014 09:18:11 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kristi from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We did this hike early August. It's one of those really intense switchback climbs at the beginning but levels out and allows for more of a scenic hike to the lookout.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One downside is all of the loose rock and gravel on the way up which didn't make for the easiest climb up and down.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Also noticed a lot of fresh bear poop. Stay safe!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      View is completely worth it. Bring your panoramic cameras!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: September 15, 2014 02:49:31 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Katrina L from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It's worth the hike, the view up there is spectacular! It's the bird's eye view of Vancouver, the ocean and the sky. There are several lakes along the way. You will need a good pair of shoes as there is a few long stretches of path with small rocks that can be slippery if you are not careful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: September 7, 2014 10:50:32 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Liz Snell from Ottawa writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On August 23 I hiked this trail to celebrate a wedding. A beautiful picturest ceremony with the Mountains and the city in the back ground. We had a group of 20 - 30 family and friends including a 2 and 4 year old, several 60+ and a pregnant brides maid. The day was beautiful and sunny. If the hike didn't take my breath away, the scenery certainly did. Some very tricky sections for sure, but we could all do it, anyone can.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: August 29, 2014 07:36:59 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Suchita from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hiked this trail on August 4 with friends and 2 dogs. The first 1 hour or so is challenging as there are too many small rocks up the trail. Once you pass that, it's a fairly good hike up Eagle Bluffs at moderate pace. The views up are very stunning and worth the hike up. Coming down was a challenge for me as I go up fast but take time while coming down :) Overall a good intermediate hike but I would say it's longer than 5 hours return. On my way down I lost a earring due to the bugs constantly humming in my ear :( The earring is very precious to me, so if anyone finds it, please email me on [email protected]. Oh yes, bug spray or a repellant is a must. Do not go there without one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 14, 2014 11:02:50 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Katie from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I went today (August 1st) with my parents who did better than some of my friends as of late! :) This was my third time up in the last couple of weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great intermediate hike. It takes roughly 1 1/2 - 2 hours (moderate pace) to Eagle Bluffs and approximately the same going down. It is steep on small loose rocks and gravel for the first 45 minutes to an hour, flattens at the lake, and after Black Mtn, descends on rooty dirt trail to the bluffs. Therefore it's uphill and downhill on the way back as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The water clarity of Cabin Lake is the biggest change I've noticed in the last few weeks. It is quite murky now as algae is growing due to the heat. Three weeks ago I took a refreshing swim being able to see the bottom, including the large salamanders down there. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As a gentle plead and in hopes some of these fellow hikers are reading this, I ask that you do not have a party up there with your ghetto blaster. I hiked early-ish (started at 10 am) with one group blasting their music at the lake (they were quieter (for a group of ten) thereafter. Then when completing the last 15 minutes of the trail, another group of about the same size were carrying their very loud music up the trail. Please respect nature and hikers who go to areas like this to enter calm and serenity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There are frequently black bears on Cypress - didn't see any today but was told their was one hanging out by the Olympic rings around noon. Somewhat old bear poop (a few days) on the trail.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Giving it a 4 out of 5 because of the less attractive gravel section of the trail (mostly in sunshine). Great effort to view ratio for this hike!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: August 2, 2014 01:29:54 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Carlie from Port Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is a great local hike with an amazing view at the end!! Its pretty easy and can be done in 3-4 hours (including picture taking and eating). I would recommend going to the cabin lake view first then to the bluffs as that is the best view.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: July 29, 2014 11:38:27 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sara from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hiked this trail yesterday afternoon. Everything in great condition and the trail was well marked. Warm everywhere and only needed a light fleece for end of hike but it was already evening by then. We took some time to rest by Cabin Lake after the initial ascent. Saw lots of Ravens and other birds, chipmunks at the bluffs, but no other wildlife. Bug spray, sunscreen, and lots of water important.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 29, 2014 08:27:04 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Terry April and Miro from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Did this early morning July 12 due to heat wave, yes - it does end - yes it is worth it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 12, 2014 06:27:07 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Courtney from Delta writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Went on July 3rd and the trail is in good condition. Portions are muddy but nothing that regular hiking shoes can't handle. It was SUPER cold up there. Surprising actually, considering all of our friends said it was sunny and 23 degrees in the rest of Vancouver. The car temp read 13 degrees in the parking lot and once we got to the view point it was windy, cloudy and COLD! Too bad because we had the view point all to ourselves so it would have been nice to relax in the sun. Those ravens sure are big! The bugs were buzzing but nothing too bad right now. I imagine in a couple of weeks they might not be as hospitable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beautiful view point. It feels like you are right on the corner of Canada.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 6, 2014 08:16:46 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Josh from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Went on Wednesday June 25 and there was virtually no snow left on the trail and almost none left on the ski hill.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Everything is in great shape and it was very dry. Upper parking lot was also opened which was not the case about two weeks prior.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Highly recommend this hike for those who hike on the north shore and realize doing the grind isn't that rewarding from a hiking perspective.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: June 29, 2014 10:38:29 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Daniel from Peterborough writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I did this hike on June 6, 2014 from the ski area parking lot. Up to Black mountain was almost snow-free, and then the trail to the Bluffs had a few snow-covered sections as well as quite a few very muddy sections. I would recommend boots of some kind over running shoes. My feet stayed dry but some of the other peoples' feet I saw certainly didn't. Beautiful day, beautiful views, and a good workout for an afternoon hike.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 6, 2014 11:58:06 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Alessandro from Vancouver, BC writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trekked up from Cypress Ski lodge. Lots of snow almost the entire way. Still really fun though, even if it took a little longer. Shoes got soaked but the snow kept them cool. Hiked 11/06/2014 in a shirt and shorts. The view was amazing at the bluff. Watch out for the ravens.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: May 12, 2014 12:02:45 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Luke from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Apr. 19:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hiked up using the Whyte Lake trail. No snow at all on the trail, although treacherous going up/coming down the rock fields. Views were spectacular and the trail is well marked. Be aware, we bumped into a black bear at the bottom of the rock fields before the hike up the steeper bluffs. It was no problem though, we made a bit of noise and he ran off into the bush.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All in all a bit hard on the knees but spectacular views of Vancouver and Howe Sound. Worth the trip.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: April 25, 2014 01:55:06 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 stars on a sunny day in the Fall. You're out in the sunshine for much of the hike from Black Mountain down to the Bluffs, with lots of small ponds and grassy areas. A bit boggy after rain so boots are better than runners. Bring a lunch as the view at the bluffs is spectacular on a clear day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is a moderate hike for the regular hiker. I suppose the old pine-needle trail was getting beaten up so they've constructed a major highway almost to Black Mountain but that's progress. I'd say a bit more than the 350m--say 400m with all the small bumps between Black Mtn and the Bluffs. There are now at least two routes marked but I think the route over Black Mountain seems to be the more direct from our experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: October 16, 2013 11:21:31 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Charlene from chilliwack writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi has anyone been up there this last week or so is there snow ..or is it still hikeable ?? So want to hike this before snow falls.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: October 2, 2013 01:10:05 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    meg c from VANCOUVER writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Everything of the first part of the hike is great! Beautiful views. But the downhill is horrible! Whoever wrote this probably didn't hike the trial themselves. The ski slope is extremely steep full of loose rocks! It's extremely dangerous! Should've come down on the route up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: August 31, 2013 06:07:14 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dayna from Quispamsis NB writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great hike! It was misty and mysterious on the bluffs. I have a question. I've been in BC for quite some time but had never seen wild blueberries on the west coast before. I think they're all over black mountain on the way to the bluffs. One guy we passed said they were but I wanted to see if anyone here is for sure that they are wild blueberries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: August 25, 2013 08:46:52 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Matt Mowish from Vancouver, BC writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Completed this hike on the weekend and it was truly spectacular. The trail is well marked and maintained. The view from the top is a spectacular panoramic from Vancouver to Bowan Island.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For those that are adventurous you can descend down the side of the face to end the trail in Horseshoe Bay instead of hiking back to the Cypress parking lot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: August 19, 2013 10:50:20 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Munchkin from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beautiful views! The first 30 minutes of the trail I found myself walking beside the ski trail through some steep zig zags, with little shade. After that section, the trail evens out, while I passed by a few aesthetically stunning lakes/ ponds, passing overtop via wood ladder bridges, after I headed back into the forest until I reached the Eagle bluffs. The trail is very well marked and well kept.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: July 31, 2013 11:44:21 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ds from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did this hike with my dog July 19 2013. The first part was brutal! Once the switchbacks are done it gets better!Enough lakes along the way to keep both her and I cool! If I had my swim suit I would have gone swimming! Really enjoyed this hike (after the first part). Absolutely gorgeous views!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: July 21, 2013 03:05:04 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reza Ghannadan from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We did this hike last weekend (July 14, 2013). It was a beautiful, summer day and it took us about 1.5 hours each way moving at a steady pace.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Good: Once you reach the top, you see the best view of Vancouver I have seen to date. You get an incredible view of the city, water and surrounding islands. Highly recommend this on a summer day. There are also lakes along the way that are prime for photography lovers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Bad: It is quite steep on the way up for the first 45mins or so, and the majority of that uphill is rocks. Not much in terms of view, just a steep stairmaster! You do get some shade, but the majority is sun, so it gets quite hot on a nice, summer day. Coming down is also quite steep, so you have to take your time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Useful things to bring:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - bug repellant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - good hiking shoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - water and snacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - camera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - a friend for motivation and companionship during the uphill climb!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Happy hiking.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 21, 2013 08:34:27 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kirstie from Langley writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I hiked this yesterday (July 8) and it was gorgeous! It's been dry enough lately that there was very little mud, and the end viewpoint was definitely lovely. I'd definitely do it again!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: July 9, 2013 12:52:28 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clutterer from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We also hiked this route yesterday (July 7th). I thought the first hour was actually quite enjoyable (though I agree on the lack of shade), if only because of the relative challenge of the switchbacks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I must say, though, that the last portion going down the skihill was the least enjoyable. It's nothing but small rocks, and hard to walk down with sliding. There's little view to compensate. I'd recommend trying another way back down (perhaps going back to Cabin Lake and taking the switchbacks back down).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 8, 2013 04:22:59 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Richard from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Did it yesterday, July 7th. No snow at all. The first hour of the trail is really boring, all rocks and no water nor shade. After that , much better, shade, water, streams, and views after the 1st hour.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Many people do swim in the cabin lake, the small lake in the middle of the trail. No safeguard of course.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The view of eagle bluffs is very nice. Be prepared with suns-cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 8, 2013 01:17:10 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Naveen from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Today was second time for me for this season so far. we were four IT friends together not used to hiking and all. it was first trail for other friends. It was a crowded day and we met plenty of interesting friends along the trail including a pregnant lady with little overdue of her time. hats off & all the best to her.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Well, As compared to June 22, Its not snowy now, but still little muddy towards the end. You can complete with normal running shoes and plenty of water.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      View at top of eagle bluff was amazing as usual we could see from portmann bridge till the vancouver islands.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      And black mountain had a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 7, 2013 08:39:05 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tar from Cloverdale writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hiked this yesterday, June 30th. Overall was great. A bit of mud in some sections and a few sheets if snow/ice left that will disappear soon. One of the greatest views of Vancouver at eagles bluff. Like what they did with adding the planks through the flatter areas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: July 1, 2013 04:47:40 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jen from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I hiked this yesterday (June 22nd 2013) and it was still pretty snowy. Though we were not dressed for it (just running shoes), we had a great hike and ended up muddy, tired, and extremely satisfied.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          View from the top of black mountain was amazing and the lakes were serene.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As was mentioned in a previous post, the snow is melting and you can fall through. We ended up calling these moments "soakers" because you generally fall through into very cold water. You'll live though. Just be careful where the snow cover is deep and you see leg sized holes. I think it all adds to the fun of the trail.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Happy walking!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 23, 2013 08:45:27 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shawn from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            June 16- Mother and cub black bears on trail up from Horseshoe Bay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saw the large cub on the way up and both on the way down. Stayed in the same area and didn't scare easily so take extra caution.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: June 17, 2013 05:04:14 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kev from Kitsilano writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On Saturday, June 15, from Cypress ski base. There is still lots of snow on the paths, rapidly melting. Not as bad as the cold spring/summer of 2011. Many muddy sections. If you don't have the right footwear, your feet will get wet. Also be VERY CAUTIOUS walking on the snow - especially near the boardwalks - because in some places, it is melting from below (or water is flowing below), and your leg can break through the crust and plunge a couple feet down. If you twist, your leg will snap. You can see footholes where others have fallen through.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eagle Bluffs looks down on Georgia Strait and has a spectacular panorama of the region. Chip, the local chipmunk, hits on everybody for snacks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: June 16, 2013 08:03:47 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dZilla from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Just finished this hike from Horseshoe Bay, and it was a great hike with the dog. No snow anywhere near the trail.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Met one person that came from Cypress with two dogs (one a small dachshund) that said the trail was still snow covered but manageable. If a dachshund could make it, I assume almost anyone could lol.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 3, 2013 06:03:13 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vic from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Has anyone hiked this trail from Cypress Bowl recently? How are the conditions?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: May 16, 2013 05:29:43 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    John Walker from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The route shown is from Cypress Bowl, which is the easy way to Eagle Bluffs. You can--as several have noted here--hike this either from the Whyte Lake approach or from the parking opposite the ferry terminal in Horseshoe Bay. This is a bit longer and tougher--I'd guess 14K and perhaps 2500' elevation gain, but easily doable. But it is very nice trail along the bottom. We've seen Red-breasted Sapsuckers and Grouse quite often along here. But either way, the view from the prime seats at the top of the Bluffs is superb.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: March 7, 2013 11:42:47 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jim from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hiked up to Cypress Lodge via Whyte Lake, Baden Powell to Eagle Bluff and then past Cougar Lakes to the snowshoe trails and down to the Lodge. 9.89 km. 3 hours 50 minutes. No other foot prints, boulder field below bluff impassable so I went off trail and around. Spectacular sunny day. Take snowshoes, crampons if you decide to try it. Should be expert to attempt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: December 11, 2012 01:04:11 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Walter from West Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        November 10, 2012: Late season gorgeous sunny day (and cool: high of 6 oC at sea level, overnight low of -1 oC). Started from home in Upper Horseshoe Bay, and then via the trailhead near exit 2 (old highway). Like Ceboya from Vancouver in an earlier comment, I ended up on the West Knob spur about an hour into the hike. Very nice mid-level views of Horseshoe Bay, UBC peninsula, and much more - worthy of a 10 minute photo stop. I was a bit puzzled, thinking this was the main trail. I realized soon enough that I had to backtrack down a fairly steep pitch for about 5 minutes to get back on the main trail. Once back on the BP trail, I somehow missed the right turn at the next junctionj, and ended up on what I later learned was the rather rugged and not very well-maintained Doughnut Bluffs trail. And much of this approach was unusually steep (like the Grouse Grind without the steps), on loose turf with very few handholds. I am a very experienced hiker (in BC, AB, CA, HI, WA, VT, NH, NY and many other regions of North America and Europe), but the steepest section of this trail up to Eagle Bluffs had me thinking at times... It would be very nasty going back down this way! Anyway, I was quite confused when I arrived at Eagle Bluffs from the top, as I had expected to climb up the famous rock slide to reach them. I had no idea that the Doughnut Bluffs trail even existed. The views of Horseshoe Bay, Howe Sound and the expansive surrounding area below were magnificent. A truly beautiful spot. I ran from Eagle Bluffs to the Cypress Bowl Ski Area parking lot along the BP trail, over icy patches and then down switchbacks nicely covered with snow from the snoblowers busily working on the south slopes of Cypress Bowl Ski Area. A very thorough workout on a beautiful day in a naturally blessed part of the world. I was happy that my ride back down was waiting in the ski area parking lot... Going back up and down the way I came might have been a wee bit too much.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: November 10, 2012 10:42:26 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sherri from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fabulous hike...very tough beginning..about a half an hour of continous uphill but so worth it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The bluffs are just spectacular-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 1/2 hours return.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wear appropriate foot gear!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: October 6, 2012 05:47:37 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rob from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did this hike today. Beautiful conditions, great view from the bluffs. Lots of great friendly people on the trail. Took 3 hours round trip from the cypress parking lot at a steady pace.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 25, 2012 07:59:21 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lin from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We hiked to Eagle bluffs today.There were lots of bugs out, but the trail is mostly dry and it was a good hike. The view at the end is such a reward.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: August 13, 2012 02:42:08 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gian from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hiked it yesterday afternoon, not very muddy at all. There were bugs but they weren't excessive, I took some deet spray and they didn't bother me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: August 11, 2012 10:25:53 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richard from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hiked with a group of 16. The trail was mostly in excellent condition. Only saw one small patch of snow on the way up from Cypress Bowl. A few damp muddy bits, one on the way to Eagle Bluff. The Ravens were there. Cabin Lake was refreshing but not chilling. Salamanders friendly. No berries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: August 1, 2012 06:17:43 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mark from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Any updates for Cypress to Eagle bluffs trail?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 26, 2012 07:15:27 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ceboya from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Horseshoe Bay trail to Eagle Bluff is not well marked. The trail begins at the trailhead at the gravel parking lot just off Exit 2 and on the old Hwy. I was aiming for Eagle Bluff however I ended up taking the wrong fork at junction. I took the left fork when I should have continued on the Baden Powell on the right fork. I ended hiking up to the West Knob spur. Lower views of Howe Sound, Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast. I came back down and continued to follow the tied ribbon markers that lead to Donut Bluff hoping that it was going to lead to Eagle Bluff. The markers shortly reach a westbank point of Nelson Creek where a metal plate is taped to the end of a tree stump indicating "This is the best water. Do no pollute". The water is fine and I drank it with no issues. The trail markers then continue here to cross Nelson Creek and begin an extremely steep ascent up toward the bluff. The terrain is rugged and steep. This as an extremely challenging hike due to the steepness of the terrain, the vegetation and loose deadfall on the terrain, and the poor trail markings. You need to have excellent trail finding skills. Donut Bluff had same views as West Spur however was a high point in the area. The elevation gain from trailhead (~80m) to Donut Bluff (I passed the 1000m marking close to the top and after reviewing the topographical map I'd say was ~1100m) will push those looking for a very challenging hike. Due to the steepness, take caution coming down. This hike is not for novice hikers. Trail is good with no snow and no mud when I hiked it yesterday. 4.5 - 8 hours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 15, 2012 04:25:58 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Keri from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tried to hike from Cypress to Eagle bluffs on July 1st. Still a lot of snow, 2-3 feet from about halfway up to Cabin Lake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: July 2, 2012 10:20:38 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rick Rick from VanCity writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tried to tackle the hike from Cypress to Eagle bluffs yesterday. Still a good 3 feet of Snow. Got as far as Yew lake and decided to turn back as the trail was not well marked and it would have been quite easy to veer off and hike in circles. Need a good solid week of hot weather to melt the rest of the snow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: June 13, 2012 08:11:38 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shar from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did this hike yesterday from Horseshoe Bay. Kinda tricky to find the trail head after all the Sea to Sky construction, but it's located in a tiny gravel parking lot (free parking!) just off the old Highway 99, to the right heading north. The hike has a good range of terrain. Make sure you have good ankle support as there is a lot of loose gravel and rocks. Hard on the knees on the way down. Didn't hit any snow. At about 600m elevation, the trail markers change from the Orange/ BP plates to pink flagging, so watch out for that. The view up top is just spectacular. Worth the pain!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: June 3, 2012 02:29:51 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mike from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hiked up from Horseshoe Bay yesterday but took the left fork to Donut/ Do Not rock... Hit snow at about 1000m so about 95% snow-free from start to finish.. Gorgeous conditions.. Amazing 1st hike of the season!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: May 27, 2012 07:30:07 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lina from Richmond writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Did this hike yesterday, and the trail was pretty good. Some areas were extremely muddy on the way to the Eagle Bluffs view, so I wouldn't wear your nicest runners if that's what you usually hike in. Jack's description is quite accurate, but I didn't find the climb back up from Eagle Bluffs too difficult, in fact, I found it easier than going down. I would recommend going back down the way you came, or finding another route, because the way down the ski slope is brutal. It is so hard on your joints (and I'm only 24!), and didn't really seem worth it for another point of view. Granted, the last view from the top of the ski slope is nice. Overall amazing hike though, worth doing. (We're just starting out hiking, not incredibly fit, and with a lunch break the hike took 5 hours)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: October 17, 2011 06:00:49 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Adrian from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I too hiked this route Sept 7th as did Jack below. His notes perfectly describe conditions, only couple things I would add are;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I hiked early, leaving about 7.30 and had breakfast up on the Bluffs. Lovely time of day with the morning sun and it helped beat the heat too. If you have this option with your schedule I recommend it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also, yes the ski slopes are slippery on the loose gravel coming down and fully exposed to the sun which is quite brutal right now by the middle of the day. If walking on a hot day you might prefer to reverse the walk and go up the ski slopes and down the pedestrian trail from Cabin Lake. However, it too was really steep and loose gravel so might be just as lethal to come down !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Awesome views though so don't let any of this put you off, it's gorgeous on the Bluffs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: September 9, 2011 08:19:23 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jack from vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Sep 7th, 2011) Sunny warm day, ~20-23C. We're two (average-in shape) mid-30s couple and finished the entire suggested hike in exactly 3 hours. Very few muddy patches here and there near the lakes (non-issue). The flies and mosquitoes were very annoying especially near the lakes, so wear light-coloured clothing and bring bug spray. Remember to bring water if you decide to see everything on a warm day. (at least 1L/person?) There are three difficult parts: 1) The very first ascent in the beginning resembles a mini-grouse grind; 2) the way back from the bluff (not that bad, just lots of roots); but we found the worst part is 3) coming back down from the ski slopes, it was all gravel, very difficult to walk on, took us 30 minutes from the top of the ski lift back down to parking lot....and did i mention those bugs?....arh, but the view is very nice! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: September 7, 2011 07:37:51 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Diane from Maple Ridge writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Did this hike on Friday Sept 2 great hike wonderful view at the top well worth the hike

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: September 5, 2011 08:19:28 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leanne from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Did the walk today and it was wonderful - appropriately muddy and buggy but the trail is in good condition, the views are spectacular and the return very pleasant. On the return we were a little confused as were other hikers when we got to the marker to return to the black mountain look out but we trusted the directions given and went right. This was a great idea as the view was superb and it was a nice shortcut back to the parking lot via the slopes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: August 27, 2011 11:30:14 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CATHERINE from VANCOUVER writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We did this hike today, it was a challening hike up the mountain. just when you want to give up going up you come across beautiful Yew lake and then finally after another 30 minutes of climing you see the bluffs. well work the hike but missed walking through lush mountain trails. a large portion of the hike is the backside of black mountain which is mostly stone gravel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: August 27, 2011 07:54:59 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ryan Thomson from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was up there today. Trails are clear - some muddy parts though!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 20, 2011 09:48:22 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marie from Surrey writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Has anyone been up here recently. Looking for an update on snow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: August 19, 2011 10:50:17 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kelvin from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Did this hike today, bypassed black mountain on the way there. There was a lot of snowy sections and where there wasn't snow, there were a lot of muddy sections. Take the higher ground where possible to avoid the heavy muddy areas. Went back via black mountain and recommend that route to get to Eagle Bluffs as that appeared to be a dryer route.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Your shoes will get dirty given the conditions but spectacular view when you reach the bluffs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: August 1, 2011 08:48:01 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dustan from burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great hike, beautiful view from the top and challenging route up. The way back down is a little hard on the knees though. The total trip took about 3hrs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted a few photos from the day at: http://wixmymordsup.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/scaling-the-walls-of-black-mountain/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 31, 2011 01:42:48 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kevin from Coquitlam writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Did this for the first time on Saturday. Absolutely gorgeous view at the end!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Heads up, there is still a decent amount of snow for the upper half of the switchbacks and for the middle part of the loops. Some of the people in my group didn't have hiking boots and weren't too happy with their soggy and frozen feet for the snow sections.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 24, 2011 05:45:00 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Snowella from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Did this hike today starting at cypress ski parking lot. Although the trail was pretty clear for the initial section, there was 1-2 m of snow for the majority of the hike still. Made the trek a bit tricky as the snow was slushy and slippery throughout. But we stuck through it, and made it to eagle ridge, which was dry and the view was spectacular! Saw other hikers come up from horseshoe bay who said that trail was all clear of snow, so that might be a dry, but perhaps steeper, alternative.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 9, 2011 09:17:40 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Joyce from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just wondering if anyone has been up Eagle Bluffs recently? Thinking of going this weekend- is there still lots of snow? When is the best time to go to miss the snow?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: June 6, 2011 10:44:52 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tom from North Van writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Having snow shoed up to Black Mtn. a few times, I'd like to continue to Eagle bluffs. Does anyone have a map or very clear description of how to do this without getting lost?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Would greatly appreciate it.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: February 20, 2011 01:43:03 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            john H from Burnasy BC writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I snowshoed this trail yesterday (December 11, 2010) Lots of snow. Trail is marked by red (or sometimes yellow) metal squares attached to trees. The ravens on the bluffs were experts at mooching trail mix. An excellent snowshoing trip; I highly recommend it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: December 12, 2010 05:53:18 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              bert jansen from holland writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              is there annybody who can tell me how i can get the photo of cabin lake? the second photo on the site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              we have been there in june, but there was no good wheter to make exelent pictures. so i like to have specialy that photo. i like to have him in the origanal size because i want to make a panorama picture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i hope someone can help me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: October 10, 2010 01:06:34 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Paul from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @Martin There is a small parking lot that is accessible from the old Hwy 99 road just above the ferry terminal. Follow the signs for Eagelridge Drive and as you get past the roundabout and go down hill around the ferry terminal, watch out on your right. You should not miss it, but if you get past the little bridge that goes to Whytecliff park, you've gone too far. The parking lot gets busy in summer so go early.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We did the hike 2 weeks ago and I have to say it is a hard one. There are two rockfall areas where you have to climb over some big boulders. The terrain is steep and slippery at times. It's supposed to take 4 hours but it took us 6 with small breaks. The reward at the end is fantastic though and the feeling is great.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: August 1, 2010 08:28:19 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sha from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Re: Lala's question - 8km is return.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I hiked the trail with my two kids yesterday. From the end of downhill ski parking lot, find the sign of Yew Lake/Black MTN trail to start. The begining was not steep as I thought, and the marks were easy to find and follow. The views were was fantastic and breathtaking at Yew Lake Lookout, on the top of Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We saw a couple of ravens. Some colorful dragonflies and butterflies around the small lakes made my kids very happy. The downside was that there were too many bugs and insects near the top. Recommend to bring something that will drive them away!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: July 29, 2010 09:49:01 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lala from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Can anyone tell me if 8km if one way or return. thx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: July 27, 2010 01:00:10 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Harjot from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Snow is completely clear now. VERY steep at the beginning, but the view at the top is worth it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: July 24, 2010 06:28:21 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ben from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks Peter, ended up doing the hike on the 17th, it was fantastic, a little steep at the beginning though, my legs are burning

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: July 19, 2010 09:06:00 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Peter from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Re: Ben's question - just did the hike today! Great weather, and virtually no snow, and very little mud. A nice hike with a great view - plus it's very close to the city.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: July 17, 2010 03:47:31 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ben from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Anybody done this in the last week or so since it has been super warm? Any snow left?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: July 16, 2010 03:23:06 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Martin from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Can you still access the bluffs from the highway? Back before they built the new highway there was a pull out near Horseshoe Bay. You could hike all the way up to Eagle Bluffs from there and it was a beautiful hike, going through a couple of small flatter wooded areas, past a couple of lakes, one of which was fenced off I think because it was a watershed area. Later on you went up and over a series of bluffs finally ending up on top of Eagle Bluff.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Has anybody figured out if this trail is still accessible from anywhere near the new highway?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: July 5, 2010 10:21:35 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                todd from burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                just did the trail June26,2010,there is still snow covered some area, but it is ok to walk on it. It is worth to go there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: June 27, 2010 05:39:00 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AC from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hiked this trail on June 12, 2010. There is still a bit of snow on the trail, as you get near the top of the chairlifts. Made it to the top of the chairlifts but decided not to continue to cabin lake, eagle bluffs etc due to snow. Will retry in 1-2 months!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: June 12, 2010 11:14:25 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tanya from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Has anyone hiked this trail this year yet?? How is it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: June 12, 2010 09:32:34 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Norm Watt from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Re my comment from August 23, 2009 on the Eagle Bluff hike, I have as of February 2010 an "Off the Beaten Path" hiking book available in stores now. Published by Harbour Publishing, it has this Eagle Bluff hike and 30 other hikes, all in either North or West Vancouver. Most of them are from the summer 2008 and summer 2009 hiking column in the North Shore News.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: February 21, 2010 08:43:03 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richard Izdebski from Burnaby writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Another comment re: Maureen's question ...... Norm's column is a fantastic description of the route but the Knee Knacker (a Baden-Powell Trail run!!) website also has a good section where the course is described.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The scree slopes are hard work and the boulder field looks pretty daunting from the bottom. Stick to the right and you can't go far wrong. There are some flags leading the way off the boulder field. The trail leading up to Eagle Bluffs is very steep in places. I'd recommend it but it's hard work and give yourself at least 4 hours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Posted: August 25, 2009 10:59:49 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Norm Watt from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Re Maureen's question on August 12th about starting the BP from Horseshoe Bay, I have a hiking column in the North Shore News that describes how to do it. On www.nsnews.com, find under "Back Issues", Sunday July 12th, and look for my "Off the Beaten Path" column.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There are hiking columns every Sunday from the beginning of June until the end of August, but the July 12th one describes this first part of the Baden-Powell, as far as Cypress Bowl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted: August 23, 2009 08:58:16 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jim Nelles from i don't have one writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            that was so fun, my first hike ever, in BC or anywhere like this place offered and those stunning views made it all make sense. i've got to do more of this!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Posted: August 16, 2009 07:51:11 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Maureen from Vancouver writes:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I did this hike from Cypress parking lot just to Cabin Lake. I'm wondering where you start the BP trail from Horseshoe Bay, so I can do it with a friend and two cars.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Any one know?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted: August 12, 2009 08:04:27 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mo from North Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                July 26 - Hiked to the bluff from Cypress pkg lot. Went straight up the Black Mtn. ski run for the first section. I recommend this approach because the "new" BPowell trail alternative is boring; one long, endless parade of switchbacks. Like previous reviewer, I found the signposts confusing, esp. one to the northeast that appeared to be misaligned from path and didn't properly indicate a trail that led to a chairlift. No snow in sight at all, trails dry and moderate. On the way back Cabin Lake was charming, if busy. Came down on the endless switchbacks; real knee killers. Gorgeous view at Eagle Bluff, with two friendly ravens who'd figured out that most hikers eat lunch at that point. WEAR SUNSCREEN on sunny days; more exposure than you think.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Posted: July 30, 2009 03:42:43 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pascal from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Trail head options are confusing. Check and print:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I recommend the [TransCanada Trail - White Trail] option near bottom. The "new" Baden Powel trail is ugly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Signs missing or cryptic at numerous trail intersections near start and farther up.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Got 1-2 ft snow from 1100m (after the Bluff) going to Black Mtn except where terrain sufficiently exposed to sun.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted: June 17, 2009 06:45:45 AM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jeffrey Ai from Vancouver writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fantastic view on top of Eagle Bluff!!! Hiked it from Horse Shoe Bay on Baden Powell trail yesterday(31/05/09). No snow at all from this side. Elevation gain is about 1000m, and total distance is about 9km. We took about 6.5 hours for a round-trip. The most challenging part is a big rock slope, especially downhill. My knees got hurt, so would suggest you to bring trekking poles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: June 1, 2009 07:36:53 PM PST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mike Gat from Victoria writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hiked the trail yesterday (20/05/09). Snow from the bottom to the top, better suited for snowshoes but with the warming weather its rather mushy and the tree wells are easy to sink into! Trail markers have been removed from upper Baden Powell, makes for some interesting exploring. Probably better to wait another month for all the snow to melt but still tons of fun with beautiful views and not another person in sight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted: May 21, 2009 09:52:28 AM PST

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