The Grouse Grind, North Vancouver

#1 of 18 in Outdoors in North Vancouver
Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
Challenge yourself by trekking The Grouse Grind, an uphill trail referred to by some as "Mother Nature's Stairmaster." The 2.9 km (1.8 mi) route up Grouse Mountain started out as a conditioning trail for winter climbers, though it has now become something of a novelty route, with many visitors timing their ascent to the top. The challenging route has an average grade of 17 degrees (31 %), with much of it now consisting of wooden and stone steps. Whether you're looking to break the record (you'll need to be come in under 25 minutes), or take it at your own pace (the average trekker takes around 90 minutes), the trail offers a welcome test for visitors of all ages and abilities. Make The Grouse Grind a centerpiece of your North Vancouver vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our North Vancouver trip maker.
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  • As newcomers to Vancouver, my husband and I are exploring the area. We love to hike and many locals had mentioned the “Grouse Grind”. So we started out and realized quickly that it was a good...  more »
  • I'd normally give the grind a five star plus (it's one of my favorite hikes [long history of running up this trail to reward myself with the beautiful view of the city]), however, I was very...  more »

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