The Grouse Grind in Vancouver is a heaven for hiking enthusiasts. It is a 2.9 km trail that offers steep staircases at an average 30 degree grade. At the top of the mountain, hikers can enjoy the spectacular view of the Vancouver Skyline.
When to visit:
june - september .
06:15 - 14:00 Everyday
Camping is not permitted at Grouse Grind. | Do check the opening and closing of the Grouse Grind Trail @ metrovancouver.org.
The Grouse Grind is a 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, with average inclination of 30 degrees. This hike is considered to be very challenging and not meant for beginners.
Length: 2.9 Kms Total Stairs: 2830 Average time: 1.5 hours
Each quarter of the Grouse Grind is well marked. The first quarter is the longest but least steep. It is advised to pace yourself at the start. The second and third quarter are the steepest, while the last quarter is not as steep.
The views of the Vancouver skyline from the top of the mountain are awe-inspiring and worth the pain. The restaurants and cafés at the summit have lots of healthy food options to refuel your body.