Vancouver Hiking Trails RatingBlack Mountain can be reached from two different trailheads.  The trailhead from Cypress Resort and the original trail off Marine Drive halfway between Horseshoe Bay and Lighthouse Park.  The trailhead south of Horseshoe Bay is a challenging 19 kilometre roundtrip hike but fantastically scenic.  This route follows the Trans Canada Trail for about 20 minutes before branching off toward, then past Whyte Lake.

  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProCypress Mountain start is great
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProCypress has a pub/restaurant
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProNice trail in deep wilderness
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProAmazing views of Howe Sound
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProDogs are welcome
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProLots of lakes for a swim
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProNicely varied terrain & sights
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProLots of route variations to hike
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConWell known & often crowded
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConCamping is not welcome

Vancouver Hiking Trails

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The Cypress Mountain Resort is the newer, shorter and easier way to access Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs.  Located just a short and very nice, 30 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, the Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs trail begins next to the Cypress Mountain Resort chairlifts.  The well marked trail branches away from the chairlift to the left and quickly ascends into the deep and beautiful forest.  Follow the clear signs to Eagle Bluffs.

The route can be done in a circle route, so try to take the other route on the way back for variety.  Black Mountain is a short side trail off this circle route.  Allow yourself 3-4 hours for the 7.7k return trip to both Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs.  The elevation gain is 350m in 4k.  Expect to need snowshoes December to May.  During these months use caution as snow may obscure the trail markers and combined with bad weather can very easily make you lose the trail.

The Cypress Mountain trailhead and parking for Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs is also the gateway to the amazing Howe Sound Crest Trail.  This amazing trail in Cypress Provincial Park extends north from the Cypress Resort parking and ascends deep into the North Shore Mountains.  Mount Strachan, St Mark's Summit, Unnecessary Mountain and The Lions are all accessible from this trailhead.

Continuing north beyond The Lions, the Howe Sound Crest Trail leads to Mount Harvey, Mount Hanover, Brunswick Mountain and finally Deeks Peak. Hollyburn Mountain is another wonderful hiking trail near the Cypress Mountain, Black Mountain trailhead.  Located at the Cypress Mountain cross country skiing area the trailhead to Hollyburn Mountain is marked with a large mapboard.  Hollyburn is an easy, 7 kilometre roundtrip hike to fantastic views of Vancouver.

Vancouver Hiking Trails

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Vancouver Hiking Trails

Crown Mountain, visible from downtown Vancouver, towers behind Grouse Mountain.  It was appropriately named due to its crown shape over 150 years ago by an ...
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Everyone knows the Grouse Grind as the fantastically popular 2.9 kilometre workout in Vancouver.  What is less known is that it is the gateway, or rather ...
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St Mark's Summit is a relatively easy way to get hiking deep into Vancouver's amazing mountains.  Starting this hike at Cypress means you drive most of the ...
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Rice Lake is a relaxing walk around a cute lake in Lynn Valley.  It is a family friendly hike although dogs are not welcome.  Roundtrip from your car the ...
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Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is a beautiful and astoundingly huge network of hiking/walking/biking trails.  An estimated 8 million hikers, walkers, ...
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Squamish Hiking Trails

Shannon Falls towers above Howe Sound at 335 metres as the third tallest falls in BC.  The wonderful, though very short trail winds through a beautiful old ...
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Panorama Ridge is easily one of the most amazing hikes in Garibaldi Provincial Park.  The 15 kilometre hike from the trailhead at Rubble Creek to Panorama Ridge ...
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Black Tusk is the extraordinarily iconic and appropriately named mountain that can be seen from almost everywhere in Whistler.  The massive black spire of ...
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The Lions or Twin Sisters lie in North Vancouver, south of Squamish.  The two distinct, rocky peaks are visible from downtown Vancouver.  The one on the ...
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Brew Lake is beautiful mountain lake just 42 kilometres north of Squamish(Cleveland Ave), and is relatively unknown and seldom hiked.  The lake is ...
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Whistler Hiking Trails

Callaghan Lake Provincial Park is a relatively untouched wilderness of rugged mountainous terrain. The valley walls were formed by relatively recent ...
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Whistler has an absurd number of wonderful and free hiking trails and Parkhurst Ghost Town certainly ranks as one of the most unusual, exotic and ...
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Madeley Lake, wrongly named "Powell Lake" on some maps, is a well hidden, though easily drivable lake in beautiful Callaghan Valley. Unlike the terrible ...
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Helm Creek is a cute, meandering creek that winds its way from beyond Black Tusk, down the valley to the wonderful campground that takes its name. From ...
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The three Joffre Lakes are some of the most stunning lakes you are likely to ever see. Each lake gets progressively more beautiful and impossibly ...
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