Grouse Grind Trail

 

 

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Grouse Grind Trail is part of Grouse Mountain Regional Park


The Grouse Grind Trail has been part of Grouse Mountain Regional Park since May 2017.

Located on the southern slope of Grouse Mountain, the new regional park covers 75 hectares of mature forest and mountain streams. In addition to the Grouse Grind Trail, the park also includes the BCMC Trail and part of the Baden-Powell Trail.

The park protects important wildlife habitat for a variety of species including black bear, cougar, barred owl, black-tailed deer and northern red-legged frog.

For more information please go to Grouse Mountain Regional Park page

Trail Information


The Grouse Grind Trail is located in North Vancouver, BC. It is a very steep trail that starts at 300 metres elevation and climbs to 1,100 metres over a distance of approximately 2.5 kilometres. 

The hike is rated difficult because of its steepness. You need to be in good physical shape to tackle the trail. It is not a walk in the park. There are no flat sections – it is straight up.

If you have any health issues, e.g. high blood pressure, heart problems or breathing problems such as asthma, the Grouse Grind Trail is not for you.

How long it will take you to hike the trail depends on your fitness level. Two to 2.5 hours is the average for those with a good level of fitness.

Be prepared:

  • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather
    Temperatures at top can be 10 degrees cooler than at bottom.
  • Bring water
    Even in cool temperatures, your body needs fluids.
  • Bring a snack
    e.g. an energy-rich snack such as nuts or dried fruit
  • Bring a headlamp or flashlight
    Darkness comes quickly this time of year, especially in the forest.
  • Bring a cell phone

Leave enough time to finish your hike before it gets dark.

Weather and trail conditions can be extremely variable. Warmer temperatures at the base can change to snow and freezing temperatures near the top.

Heavy rainfall or high winds can close the trail for short periods. And each year, a winter closure typically takes place when conditions are considered too hazardous for trail use. As well, in spring, the trail is closed for maintenance to remove hazardous debris that has accumulated over the winter months. 

 

Trail Use Reminders:

- No littering, pack out what you pack in.

- Downhill hiking is not permitted due to rock fall concerns, trail damage and congestion issues on narrow sections of the trail. (You can return either via the Grouse Mountain Resort gondola [$15 fee] or the BCMC Route [2.9 km])

- Dogs are not permitted on the Grouse Grind due to similar issues as downhill hiking as well as potential conflicts with wildlife.

- There are no toilet facilities on the Grouse Grind trail.

Grouse Grind Waiver

 

 

 

 

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TRAIL HOURS EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

GATE OPEN DAILY : 6:15 AM
GATE CLOSED DAILY : 3:00 PM

Grouse Grind currently closed due to anticipated severe weather conditions

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver as a series of powerful storms approaches the region.

Metro Vancouver’s Grouse Grind Trail will be closed to the public effective October 13, 2016. The closure has been implemented in response to safety concerns arising from anticipated rainfall accumulations and strong winds from the incoming storms.

Public access to the Grouse Grind will be re-examined once the severe weather conditions abate.

TRAIL HOURS EFFECTIVE SATURDAY

GATE OPEN DAILY : 6:15 AM
GATE CLOSED DAILY : 7:30 PM

TRAIL HOURS

GATE OPEN DAILY : 6:15 AM
GATE CLOSED DAILY : 7:30 PM

 

 

Skyride closure Oct. 28 to Nov. 8<div class="ExternalClassB6079DD746114D22904857375BA385F1"><p>​Grouse Mountain Resorts will be closing their Skyride & mountaintop facilities from Oct. 28 to Nov. 8. For those who hike the Grouse Grind Trail or BCMC Route, that means the only way down the mountain will be the BCMC Route.<br>(Hiking down the Grouse Grind Trail is not allowed.)<br>Allow an extra two hours to complete the downhill portion.<br>The gate will close at 1 pm during this time.<br></p></div>True
Bear sighting on BCMC Route<div class="ExternalClass059956381D6F4F7192495915D1682897"><p>​A bear and cubs has been seen on a regular basis on the BCMC Route.<br></p><p>Please remember to be bear aware and give bears respect and distance  Do not attempt to get close to a bear or feed a bear  <br></p><p>Also, remember to pack out all your garbage (including organic waste such as apple cores and banana peels)  <br></p><p style="">If you do encounter a bear:<br></p><ul style=""><li>Do not run. <br><em>Face the bear and back away slowly.</em></li><li>Stay calm. <br><em>Talk to the bear in a confident voice.</em></li><li>Make sure the bear has a clear exit. <br><em>He or she is likely just as anxious to get out of there as you are.</em></li></ul><p><br></p></div>True
Lower Grouse Erosion Management Project<div class="ExternalClass7E1CCA29F56049C6AB4ACDBBD3CEB191"><p>Work related to a project to reduce debris flow hazard on the lower slopes of Grouse Mountain continues. Trail access will not be affected, but you may notice noise below the Baden-Powell Trail. For more info on the Water Services project, please click <a href="/services/water/construction-maintenance/construction-projects/Pages/Lower-Grouse-Mountain-Erosion-Management-Project.aspx" target="_blank">here.</a><br></p></div>True

 

 

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    ​604-432-6200

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