Black Mountain

North Vancouver, British Columbia

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This trip provides an alternative to the road access from the south into Cypress Provincial Park. A steep but rewarding trail with magnificent views over Howe Sound, it leads to the alpine meadows and small lakes of the summit plateau. It is also used as the Baden-Powell Trail. Although close to Vancouver and easily accessible, the two summits of Black Mountain demand considerable expenditure of energy by those who ascend them from the west; the result, however, makes the effort worthwhile. From either peak the view is panoramic, with the great snowfield of the Tantalus Range in the northwest, the dome of Mount Baker in the southeast and Vancouver below. Snow lies late on the plateau around Black Mountain. If summer is late arriving, an ascent to Eagle Bluff is well worthwhile.
103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

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103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

by Jack Bryceland and Mary & David Macaree (Greystone Books)

This trip provides an alternative to the road access from the south into Cypress Provincial Park. A steep but rewarding trail with magnificent views over Howe Sound, it leads to the alpine meadows and small lakes of the summit plateau. It is also used as the Baden-Powell Trail. Although close to Vancouver and easily accessible, the two summits of Black Mountain demand considerable expenditure of energy by those who ascend them from the west; the result, however, makes the effort worthwhile.

From either peak the view is panoramic, with the great snowfield of the Tantalus Range in the northwest, the dome of Mount Baker in the southeast and Vancouver below. Snow lies late on the plateau around Black Mountain. If summer is late arriving, an ascent to Eagle Bluff is well worthwhile.

©  Jack Bryceland and Mary & David Macaree/Greystone Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: North Vancouver
Distance: 9.9
Elevation Gain: 3,740 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 7 hours
Season: Best May to November
Local Contacts: Cypress Provincial Park
Local Maps: 92G/06 North Vancouver, B.C. Parks Cypress Provincial Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Black Mountain

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May 2018