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Grouse Grind

Grouse Grind

Trail and Gym
North Vancouver
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  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    "Grouse Mountain and ride the Gondola"(3 Tips)
    Melissa C.
    "Free YOGA at 10am at the top of Grouse Mountain!"(2 Tips)
    Stef
    "Be prepared for a short but tough hike."(7 Tips)
    Jennifer L.
    "Breath Taking Views"(6 Tips)
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  • Kira S.
    Kira SolsbergAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy an annual sky ride pass and you can ride unlimited for a year. Also buy a timer chip for $22 extra and for every 10 hikes you get a free smoothie. Proceeds go to a kids charity.
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    If you're willing to walk up this 3000-foot mountain trail (it's more or less a staircase straight up), you can explore Grouse Mountain and ride the Gondola down for free! Wear your hiking shoes.
  • Molly L.
    Molly LowAugust 11, 2012
    Go solo. This allows you to go at your own pace. That way you won't feel pressured to keep up or wait for friends.
    Upvoted Aug 28
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CJune 26, 2013
    Great cardio, leg & butt work out! Gondola Tram down is $10 flat. Every Saturday until the end of August, Free YOGA at 10am at the top of Grouse Mountain!
  • Kevin Y.
    Kevin YJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Take a slow & steady approach while climbing up the mountain or you'll burn out fast. Don't forget to take rests whenever you can. I saw a guy in front of me almost fall down the trail today!
  • Marvin
    MarvinJuly 27, 2016
    On a serious note, there are NO garbage cans on the way so please do nature a favour and bring your bottles all the way to the top. A simple way to preserve what nature has provided to us.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateOctober 3, 2013
    For a scenic hike, do the Grouse Grind. To get lost, take the BP Trail. #Vancouver http://www.cirquedusweet.com/2013/07/vancouver-grouse-mountain-and-capilano.html?m=1
  • Philipp P.
    Philipp PostrehovskyJune 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    GRIND FOR KIDS: Make every Grouse Grind count for BC Children's Hospital! Sign up now & help raise a mountain of money: http://grindforkids.com/ Read more
  • oakbendyeti
    oakbendyetiAugust 4, 2013
    don't "hike" straight up the stairs, serpentine pattern will cut your time in half and save your legs
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GoddardAugust 26, 2010
    Skip the cafe & head down to Mother's Herbs on E 14th @ Lonsdale. The BEST post-grind smoothie ever! Yes it's $10, but it's worth $20 (you just paid $12 for a gondola ride anyways, suck it up ;)
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer Logan-ManzerOctober 16, 2011
    Truly for the Elite Fitness Enthusiast - Breath Taking Views as you climb the steep mountain top....
  • Curtis M.
    Curtis MFebruary 22, 2015
    This is not a hike, this is a workout. Be sure to bring water and a light power snack.
  • Stef
    StefOctober 29, 2014
    Be prepared for a short but tough hike. Great workout.
  • Angelica L.
    Angelica LionJune 20, 2014
    Be strong and finish it! The view is worth it!
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 21, 2014
    Don't even think about doing this without a water bottle in your hands. 1 Hour nonstop uphill. But it is so much fun!
  • Paige H.
    Paige HunterAugust 28
    Tough power hike, but super rewarding. Try to go earlier in the day to avoid heat and tourists.
  • Richard W.
    Richard WonMay 26, 2012
    Take it easy and try not to stop for more then 90 seconds...keep pace and you will get there in no time..
  • Marvin
    MarvinJuly 27, 2016
    There's no water fountains at the top. Bring your own water bottle.
  • Moe S.
    Moe ShehataFebruary 8, 2016
    It was great, and not that steep. Fun experience.
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™October 3, 2016
    Know your pace. For novice hikers allow at least 2 hours
  • Alfred B.
    Alfred BallSeptember 25, 2011
    Use the red painted markers for your quarters. They are closer time wise than the blue ones.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CroninSeptember 13, 2015
    You don't have to be a fitness beast to conquer the grind, just make sure you don't try to keep up with the locals...
  • Paul S.
    Paul SandwellNovember 17, 2013
    Pepperoni cheese sticks in the coffee shop are awesome!
  • Jaimie Lee R.
    Jaimie Lee RohrbachAugust 24, 2014
    A well deserved view after 56 minutes of high paced grind ! Breathtaking.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer Logan-ManzerAugust 16, 2011
    Fitness at it's peak... Be careful if you haven't worked out for a bit..it is for the extreme....
  • Charlie W.
    Charlie WärendhOctober 4, 2014
    "Relentless" is the best way to describe this trail!
  • Fran R.
    Fran RAugust 22, 2014
    Early mornings to beat the crowds
  • Aby G.
    Aby GoOctober 10, 2012
    Enjoy the 1st quarter, it doesn't get any easier!
  • Gagan D.
    Gagan DieshSeptember 9, 2009
    To say you did it. Expect to take the cable car back down, but it's a fantastic cardio workout to go up this mountain side
  • Sulaiman M.
    Sulaiman MatlagaituDecember 17, 2013
    Cannot say other than it's a challenge.
  • Kristina S.
    Kristina SimmonsAugust 19, 2011
    Best workout of the summer.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerJune 16, 2016
    https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/grouse-grind/
  • Marvin
    MarvinJuly 27, 2016
    Don't bring jeans or your baby.
  • Leah B.
    Leah BurkeAugust 1, 2015
    Brutal. Glad I did it but BRU-TAL.
  • Curt Simon H.
    Better no Flip Flops
  • Kai-Wei J.
    Kai-Wei JengAugust 26, 2011
    Bring plenty of water.
  • Jeremy N.
    Jeremy NicheleNovember 6, 2010
    Listen to pump up music and keep a positive attitude!
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SemenikSeptember 1, 2010
    Do it!! So hard.... So worth it... Read more
  • Mark C.
    Mark CunninghamSeptember 10, 2009
    good exercise and good views on a nice sunny evening.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KillamSeptember 14, 2009
    Best time: 38 minutes. My average time is about 50 mins
  • Spandy A.
    Spandy AndyMay 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Tears of joy!
  • Scott X.
    Scott XJuly 19, 2013
    The first quarter is the worst.
  • Spandy A.
    Spandy AndySeptember 27, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't 4get ur trash! Stay FRESH
  • Ace A.
    Ace AustinApril 2, 2010
    Still snow but breathtaking view
  • Scott M.
    Scott MunroSeptember 14, 2009
    Do the Grind and have a cold lager at the top as a reward
  • Spandy A.
    Spandy AndyMay 4, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    TIGHT trails!!
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly RobertsonSeptember 9, 2009
    Do the Grouse Grind this Saturday with Karen!
  • Fernando L.
    Si vas a Vancouver es un lugar que tienes que visitad. Puedes usar el funicular o escalar si tienes condición. En promedio tardaras hora y media escalando. Lleva 10 dólares can para bajar
  • oixxo
    oixxoOctober 16, 2015
    Обязательно: удобная лёгкая обувь, одежда (не джинсы!), бутылка воды и перекус, например, протеиновый батончик. В среднем хайк вверх занимает 1 ч 20 минут.
  • Davi T.
    Davi TrindadeOctober 27, 2013
    Nao leve mochila pesada e mta roupade frio. O corpo esquenta no caminho
  • Minami
    MinamiSeptember 20, 2015
    無理矢理登山させられた😅
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