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Grouse Grind, BC

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.65 miles
Trailhead Elevation 900 feet
Elevation Gain 2,582 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,582 feet
Avg Time One Way 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 10.25
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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15  2018-04-06 John9L
24  2014-07-22 cw50must
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep → Any
Seasons   Summer
Sun  7:18am - 4:34pm
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Hanes Valley
0.9 mi away
11.2 mi
3,610 ft
Lower Grouse Mountain
1.1 mi away
6.2 mi
2,240 ft
Upper Lonsdale Trails
1.4 mi away
2.0 mi
450 ft
Ballantree
1.8 mi away
1.9 mi
475 ft
Blue Gentian Lake
2.2 mi away
5.5 mi
1,450 ft
Forks-Skyline Circuit
2.7 mi away
4.5 mi
900 ft
Brothers Creek Trails
2.7 mi away
6.8 mi
1,425 ft
Capilano Canyon
2.7 mi away
5.5 mi
Lower Grouse Circuit
2.8 mi away
5.0 mi
1,150 ft
Hollyburn Heritage Trails
3.1 mi away
4.2 mi
1,030 ft
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Culture Nearby
Mother Nature's Stairmaster
by cw50must

Grouse mountain is known as the Peak of Vancouver, its a mountain on the Vancouver's North shore. Its also a popular Ski Destination in the winter months. During the summer the Grouse Grind is the main attraction. The Grind is a 1.8 mile hike up the mountain. Don't let the distance fool you, its tough, you gain 2800 ft elevation in that 1.8 miles. the trail is one way, up only. The trail has several areas of switchbacks, and a variety of steps including, logs, rocks, even some man made concrete sections, and natural steps, even some roots join in as steps. It is said that there are over 2830 steps along the way. The trail is well maintained, and marked, and can be crowded. You return down via the gandola/lift.


The Grouse Grind is said to take about 1.5 hour - 2 hours depending on ability. There are also regulary held timed events in which people will compete for the fastest time, but most of the time its just for fun.
Once at the top Grouse Mountain has a variety of features to keep you entertained until your ride down. There is zip lines, disc golf, guided eco-walks, a grizzly bear display, birds in motion demonstration, and even a few places to eat and refuel after your climb.

The decent down is via a skylift and will cost you $10.

cw50must

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    information is in description


    Directions
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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    The Grouse Grind can be accessed by car, there is a large, paved parking lot. If you are in North Vancouver it is located at the end of Capilano Rd.

    If you are staying in Vancouver there is a free shuttle during the peak months.
    page created by cw50must on Aug 09 2014 11:24 am
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