With reconstruction of many of the ski slopes at Cypress for the 2010 Olympic Games, portions of the Baden Powell trail from the Cypress downhill parking lot to Eagle Bluffs, overlooking English Bay and the Strait of Georgia, have been re-routed.
The BP trail now heads west between the Black Mtn and Mt Strachan chair lifts and then heads south, up to Cabin Lake, then Black Mtn and then on to Eagle Bluffs.
The new portion from the chairlifts up towards Cabin Lake is quite steep, and being new, very rocky. Hopefully the surface will be improved as it is completed. Whether this new trail is better than the old one remains to be seen.
In fact, we headed up the old trail, by the Ski Rentals cabin, and only discovered the new trail on the way back, coming down from Cabin Lake.
Attached is the GPS data for the trail as we travelled it on July 28, 2007. It could yet change before it is finalized.
From the Upper Levels Highway (Trans Canada Highway # 1) westbound in West Vancouver, take the exit to Cypress Provincial Park and travel up the paved road 15 kms to the DOWNHILL shi area.
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Posted By: annika
- Thu Jan 15 23:30:58 UTC 2009
UpsideThe trail was easy to follow by the markers DownsideIt dead ended CommentFor those of you hiking the Baden Powell trail from Cleveland Dam to Horseshoe Bay you can`t. However once you get to Cypress Bowl you can switch to the Trans Canada Trail by going south-east around the bottom of Black Mountain, near the bottom of the new ski runs on the east side, there is a connection at that point. The Trans Canada trail from there follows the south face of Black Mountain down to Glen Eagles golf course just above Horseshoe Bay