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The Baden Powel Trail (Segment Run) runs from Horsebay to Cypress Bowl.
Condition: Parks grade constructed trail, orange metal markers
General Route: From Horseshoe bay, climbs up to Black Mountain, then down to Cypress Bowl. Most often done in reverse as "Black Mountain Trail".
How to Find:
From Cypress Bowl: Park in one of the downhill parking lots, then hike or ski northwest past the giant new ski lodge. Pass just east of the lift motor building for the most northerly ski run (big green building). Trail starts at marked signs just beyond. In winter, you may be given an "access corridor Waiver" to cross the ski run.
From Horseshoe Bay: To see the starting point, use Google maps, and zoom in to 50 m scale so you can see the green exit numbers on the highway. While driving west on the highway, take exit 2. This initially takes you off the north side of the highway, but then goes under, goes thru a round about at Eagleridge drive, and up the narrow road just east of the Ferry parking lot. This road bypasses the ticket gates, and that is where the trail starts. Just past the stop sign, you will see the gravel parking lot on the right. There is parking for six cars. It is the base of the Black Mountain Trail.
Trail Description: From Cypress Bowl, once on the trail, you almost immediately come to a signed fork, stay left for Baden Powell Trail. [the right fork is the Howe Sound Crest Trail]. Once past the fork, the trail starts to climb fairly steeply within sight of the ski run.
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