The Grouse Grind

The Grouse Grind near North Vancouver, BC


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
8 kms
2hours
moderate
Hiking
Summer, Fall, Spring
North Vancouver, BC
User James_Wheeler
The Grouse Grind was first developed in 1981 and has become Vancouver’s

most popular hike with more than 100 000 hikers yearly. Summer weekends

see a steady stream of people “Doin the Grind” from when the trail opens till

closing. With an approximate 56 per cent slope (30°) and very few flat parts

this hike is often refereed to as Nature’s StairMaster. Most view the Grind

as a workout as there are no viewpoints along the route and it consists of

mainly stairs, thus it is primary completed for exercise. However, many

tourists to Vancouver also feel obligated to make the climb if for nothing

more than to say they did it and complain about the hike being to steep and

crowded (which are both valid complaints).

Directions:

The trail head is at the base of Grouse mountain and is at the end of

Capilano road in North Vancouver. There is ample parking near the trail

head and buses run all the way to the hikes starting point (if using Google

maps find directions to Grouse Mountain Skyride). To find the trail, look for

the Grouse Grind sign just east of the Skyride (If coming up Capilano road

the trail head is just left of the Gondola complex). Look for the notice board,

clock and water vending machine then go through the gate which locks

when it gets to late to start, normally around 7:00 in the summer.



Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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