Eagle Bluffs – Cabin Lake – Cypress Mountain Hike

Eagle Bluffs & Cabin lake hike offers a spectacular view of the Horseshoe Bay, Bowen Island, Bowyer island. Most of the people start their hike from the Cypress Mountains paring area to the eagle bluff point and the cabin lake.

Starting from Cypress Mountain parking lot

Cypress mountain parking lot to Cabin lake

  • Cypress mountain parking lot to Cabin lake: 1.8 Km (Round trip: 3.6 Km)
  • Elevation Gain: 905 feet
  • Average time to reach cabin lake from Cypress Parking lot: 40 Minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Best Season to do: July – October
  • Dog-Friendly: Yes

Cypress mountain parking lot to the north shore eagle bluffs point

  • Cypress mountain parking lot to The north shore eagle bluffs point: 3.6 Km (Round trip: 7.2 KM)
  • Total elevation gain: 905 feet
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Average time to reach the North shore eagle bluffs: Around 70 minutes
  • Best Season to do: July – September
  • Dog-Friendly: Yes

Cypress Mountain toTHe North shore eagle Bluffs

Much of the elevation gain is up to Cabin lake beyond that you simply lose the elevation. Near the parking lot, there is a cafeteria and washrooms where you can get fresh and buy something to eat.  From Cypress parking lot, the trail is little steep. Mostly you hike along the ski route. During the summer, it becomes loose and slippery as well. Also, when the snow melt, there will be mud as well on the trail.

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If you plan to relax in the Cabin lake, try to hike on a clearer day. I also saw people with beer and floating around in the lake and enjoying the sun.

Most of the people often also go to the North shore eagle bluffs point from where the view is really awesome. I would suggest, again, going on a clearer day because you can see many islands and the ocean.

Eagle Bluffs – Cabin Lake – Cypress Mountain Hike from Bottom

However, if you want to experience more, I would say, there are two points from where you can start;

Eagle Bluffs – Cabin Lake – Cypress Mountain Hike via Whyte lake trail

  • Total distance to Cypress mountain: 9.4 Km (One way)
  • Highest point: 1210 meter / 3969 feet
  • Total elevation gain: 1115 meter / 3658 feet
  • Difficulty: intermediate to hard
  • Average time to reach the top: 5 hours
  • Best Season to do: July – September
  • Dog-Friendly: No

Eagle Bluffs - Cabin Lake - Cypress Mountain Hike via Whyte lake trail

Eagle Bluffs – Cabin Lake – Cypress Mountain Hike via Boden Powell Trail

  • Total distance to Cypress mountain: 8.4 Km (One way)
  • Highest point: 1210 meter / 3969 feet
  • Total elevation gain: 1115 meter / 3658 feet
  • Difficulty: intermediate to hard
  • Average time to reach the top: 4.5 hours
  • Best Season to do: July – September
  • Dog-Friendly: No
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Eagle Bluffs - Cabin Lake - Cypress Mountain Hike via Boden Powell Trail

Eventually, both of these trails merge together. The trail is steep throughout until the Eagle Bluffs point beyond which the trail is easy. When we went hiking, we only encountered a group of three trail runners on the way. Beyond that, we were the only one throughout the trek. Also, at some of the points, we kind of got off the trail but eventually we were able to find the trail markers. So, trail markers are there at almost 95% of the places but at some places, they are missing. So, be careful.

If you are willing to try hiking from the bottom, try to have a hiking partner. Also, expect not to encounter someone on the trail. Another piece of advice would be to download the offline map and have that saved on your phone in case you feel like you got off the trail. The offline map was pretty handy for us for a few times.

Also, we encountered fallen trees on the trail. Sometimes, you also have to scramble over the big rocks. However, just before 1.5 Km from Eagle bluff point, you will start getting views and that would be awesome.

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Here are some pictures from the hike:

Cypress Mountain Hike

Cypress Mountain Hike trail at the beginning

Water stream on the way

Water stream on the way

Wide trail after Whyte Lake

Wide trail after Whyte Lake

Tree fallen on trail before Eagle bluffs

The trees fallen on the trail before Eagle Bluffs

View point before north shore eagle bluffs

Viewpoint before north shore eagle bluffs

View from North shore eagle bluffs

View from North shore eagle bluffs

Cabin lake

Cabin lake

Snow After Cabin lake

Snow After Cabin lake

Skiing area near Cypress mountain parking area

Skiing area near Cypress mountain parking area

 

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