Grouse Grind Trail officially open for the seasonGrouse Grind Trail officially open for the season<div class="ExternalClass68298F5E3CDD42A38C18E08AE59A5297"><p>The Grouse Grind Trail officially opened for the season in mid-June, with Metro Vancouver hailing it as the "flagship trail" in its newest regional park.</p><p>The Grouse Grind required extensive safety maintenance, including rock scaling, danger tree removal, step repair and safety netting replacement, following an unusually cold and wet winter and a hefty snowpack on the North Shore mountains that resulted in the trail being covered in snow and ice until the May long weekend. </p><p>The Grouse Grind Trail will be open daily from 6:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hikers are advised to be adequately prepared as it is an extremely steep alpine ascent that begins at the 300-metre elevation and climbs to 1,100 metres over a distance of about 2.9 kilometres.</p><p>The trail became part of Metro Vancouver's 24th regional park –<span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> </span>Grouse Mountain Regional Park – in May. The new park covers 75 hectares of mature forest and includes the BC Mountaineering Club Trail and a portion of the Baden-Powell Trail. The celebration event for Grouse Mountain Regional Park will happen later this summer.</p><p>This year marks the 50th anniversary of Metro Vancouver's Regional Parks system. Celebrate with us at upcoming events. For more information, visit <a href="/">www.metrovancouver.org</a> (search 'celebrate parks').</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Issue33-GrouseGrind.jpg2017-06-29T07:00:00ZGP0|#4559f831-3b17-4c2c-8f55-ad81859dc712;L0|#04559f831-3b17-4c2c-8f55-ad81859dc712|Issue 33;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass005621E9BF094EB38F90FA59FAA082F8"><p>​The Grouse Grind Trail officially opened for the season in mid-June, with Metro Vancouver hailing it as the "flagship trail" in its newest regional park. The Grouse Grind required extensive safety maintenance, including rock scaling, danger tree removal, step repair and safety netting replacement, following an unusually cold and wet winter. The trail will be open daily from 6:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.</p></div>0