I’ve found my new favourite snowshoe trail! Black Mountain Snowshoe Loop on Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver has the most incredible panoramic views of Vancouver, Howe Sound, and The Lions. There are mountain views as far as the eye can see! The route for Black Mountain trail is the same as the summer hike to the first lake at Eagle Bluffs (blog post on Eagle Bluffs coming soon!)
Black Mountain Snowshoe Trail – Quick Facts
Black Mountain snowshoe trail is approximately 2.5 hours round trip with the first 40 minutes or so at a steep incline. The trailhead is located near the chair lifts on Cypress Mountain and you’ll be following signs for Eagle Bluffs. This is an intermediate level snowshoe trail based on the steep incline at the start and length of the trail.
What to Bring
Snowshoe rentals are available at the Nordic Rental Shop at Cypress Mountain Lodge if you don’t already own a pair. You can also rent snowshoes ahead of time from Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) for a little cheaper. On any snowshoe trip, I always make sure to bring plenty of water, snacks such as granola bars and a sandwich. Warm clothing is key! You’ll want to bring gloves, a winter hat, some type of snow pant if you have them, boots and a winter coat. Make sure to dress in layers because it will be cold on the mountain, but you’ll warm up as you snowshoe. This trail is fairly long so it’s a good idea to pack a few hand warmers to put in your pockets or boots.
Once you reach the junction point at the lake, you have the option of continuing on to the left or right. Both ways reach the summit, however the quickest way is to the right. The views at the summit are spectacular! On a clear day you will not be disappointed!
That view tho:
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