Grouse Grind - Hiking Trail Information

City: North Vancouver
Region: Grouse Mountain Regional Park
Province/State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Trail Details

Difficulty
Difficulty
Difficult
Time
Time
1 - 2 hours
Round Trip
Round Trip Distance
2.9 km (can only hike up)
Elevation Gain
Elevation Gain
853 m
Camping
Camping
No
Public Transit
Public Transit?
Yes
Dog Friendly
Dog Friendly
No
Kid Friendly
Kid Friendly
Yes

Grouse Grind Trail Map

One of the most classic Vancouver-area trails, the Grouse Grind is really just a staircase up a mountain. Over 2,800 steps lead to a panoramic view of the city, where you can visit a grizzly bear refuge and treat yourself to a class Canadian treat: a deep-fried Beavertail (you deserve it!).

The Grind is a heavily trafficked one-way trail; you’ll have to take the gondola or the nearby dog-friendly BCMC back down.

HOW TO GET TO THE GROUSE GRIND

The "Grind" is located in North Vancouver, just a 20-minute drive or one-hour bus ride from Vancouver.

FROM VANCOUVER

Cross the Lion's Gate Bridge heading north. Take the Marine Drive East exit. Continue onto Marine Drive. Turn left onto Capilano Road and continue onto Nancy Greene Way. There is a large parking area and an official Timer if you're hoping to beat the record: 23 minutes and 48 seconds.

View a map of driving directions to the Grouse Grind.

 

Additional Info

CAMPING AT THE GROUSE GRIND

Camping is not permitted.

DOGS AT THE GROUSE GRIND

Dogs are not allowed on the Grouse Grind. However, the neighbouring BCMC allows leashed pets.

TOILETS AT THE GROUSE GRIND

There are toilets at the trailhead and summit of Grouse Mountain.

 

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