NTS Map: 92G6. The trail starts at the base of Black Mountain very close to the parking lot. It is a well-marked trail that takes you past some very beautiful areas. The Black Mountain Loop is also worth hiking. If you want to make it more interesting you can go along the ski hill for some different scenery.
The trail starts very close to the Ski/Board rental tent at Cypress Mountain. If you have a GPS, use the attached tracklog and put your GPS in trackback mode; it will automatically create a route and guide you along the trail. Click Download GPS, above.
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Posted By: Lucky
- Sun Feb 08 21:44:11 EST 2009
UpsideSnowshoeing. If you download a gps track from this site, be sure it is winter one. Seems Games 2010 have changed/destroyed entrance to the trail.
Posted By: Adam+Laura
- Thu Jan 04 15:32:09 EST 2007
UpsideThere is a fantastic view of the island and ocean from up top.
DownsideDuring the summer the ski runs are ugly and boring. This is a one time trail.
CommentYou can also get to the view from the Horseshoe bay, however, it is a long climb up. I think this is part of the baden powel trail.
Posted By: vpigeon
- Wed Mar 01 18:53:32 EST 2006
UpsideGreat snowshoe hike in the winter. Great views from Eagle Bluffs
DownsideQuite muddy in parts during the summer. The first 2k or so uphill is a good cardio exercise, and hot, with bugs, in the summer.
CommentDid this hike on snowshoes on Sunday Feb 26, 2006 (have done it many times in summer). Excellent snowshoe trails up to and around Black Mountain. Probably 6 - 7 kms.
You can also go all the way to Eagle Bluffs. However, this section is not maintained in the winter and one could get easily lost.
There can be so much snow that the trails markers (for the summer trail) can be covered. So keep your eyes open for trail markers.
I wouldn't venture to the Bluffs in winter without a GPS and the trail data, unless somebody has already ventured out there and the trail is clearly marked.
Total trip with the jaunt out to the Bluffs was 10 kms, including the circuit up Black Mtn and Cabin Lake on the way back. 4 hrs, approx 350 m. el gain to the summit of Black Mtn.
Posted By: Aleks
- Sun Sep 26 21:49:29 EDT 2004
UpsideGreat scenery at the top of the mountain. Well marked and close to the city. Faily well maintained trails.
DownsideVery muddy and wet in late September. Near the end, the trail gets a bit difficult to follow.
CommentFrom the Cypress Bowl side, the trail head is well marked and very easy to find. The hardest part is the beginning, which is fairly steep and rocky. You really need to watch your step to avoid turning an ankle.
Posted By: hobbit
- Mon Jul 28 03:10:46 EDT 2003
DownsideRocky hike up Black Mountain was a bit boring.
CommentThe trail continues at the top of the Eagle Express Quad Chair so you can hike up/down Black Mountain from the parking lot any way you want. I followed Panorama up and Fork down.
Posted By: Dark Knight
- Sat May 24 16:14:48 EDT 2003
UpsideThis is a great hike, it's easy if you come from the cypress parking lot, and it's hard if you come from the transcanada highway at Eagleridge exit up the Badenpowell...overall
DownsideDownside?? What's that?
Commentit's easy if you come from the cypress parking lot, and it's hard if you come from the transcanada highway at Eagleridge exit up the Badenpowell...overall it's just great!!!
Posted By: trailpeak
- Fri Mar 07 16:19:49 EST 2003
DownsideWhat downside, it's close to Vancouver and you're outside.
CommentYou can also find a description of this destination as a hike, starting much lower on the mountain off Hwy 99 (eagle ridge exit off upper levels). It's longer but worth it. <a href="http://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?cat=hike&con=trail&val=13">Black Mtn</a> ... or search for Black Mountain or Eagle Ridge using the search tool on tp.