Eagle Bluffs (Cypress Mtn Prov. Park)

Eagle Bluffs (via Black Mountain) – Cypress Mountain Provincial Park – West Vancouver

9 km

320m elev gain

Coming from K country to Vancouver has left me wondering what wonders await in the green granite mountains of the North Shore of Vancouver.  Eagle bluffs is a great intro hike for anyone with the same curiousity as it is a reasonable distance with moderate elevation gain.

My route followed the forested east slope of Black mountain to the top before descending through cedars to the placid, dark watered subalpine lakes leading to Eagle Bluffs.

This trip has views of endless peaks, sublime subalpine lakes and ocean vistas of the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver and the Gulf Islands.

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Leaving Cypress Mountain Parking lot
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The trail continues to the right of the chairlift
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Ponds and spruce
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Dark water and granite at Cabin Lake

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Cabin Lake

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The Lions from Black Mountain Summit

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The view North from Black Mountain
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The view east from Black Mountain
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The view south towards Vancouver Island from Black Mountain
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Back into the forest
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Lush springs
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Cotton grass in the sub alpine wetlands
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The first view approaching Eagle Bluffs
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Arriving at Eagle Bluffs
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Eagle Bluffs looking SW
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Eagle Bluffs
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Eagle Bluffs (Lighthouse Park is to the left)
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Eagle Bluffs Panorama
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Thee view west towards the sunshine cost with Bowen Island in the mid ground
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Eagle Bluffs granite
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Back into the forest
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Part of this trail is on the legendary Baden Powell trail
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Overgrown trail sign
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Unknown plant?
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Subalpine lakes on the return trip
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Giant Pines
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Perfect beach spot on the sup alpine lakes
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Subalpine Lakes
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Subalpine Lakes

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Pond Lillies

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Yellow Cedar

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Springs
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Fox glove
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Mt. Baker in the distance

 

 

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