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<div class="ExternalClassCF31AA65B93F44429426076C94B4504D"><p><strong>Grouse Grind Trail closed</strong><br>Work to repair and improve sections of the Grouse Grind Trail is underway. During this time, the trail is <strong>closed</strong>​ seven days a week.<br></p></div>

 

 

Intermittent closures at secondary trailheadIntermittent closures at secondary trailhead<div class="ExternalClassDCD037A65311427A882705DBD8DAE52F"><p>​Crews are realigning a service road near the temporary trailhead access to Grouse Mountain Regional Park, starting Wednesday, Feb. 28. During this time, there may be short intermittent closures of the access trail. Work is expected to finish by Friday, Mar. 8.<br></p></div>Grouse Mountain Regional Park
Main trailhead and Grouse Grind Trail CLOSEDMain trailhead and Grouse Grind Trail CLOSED<div class="ExternalClass25CE458C41B14E48B6649157A2D726AB"><p>The main trailhead at Grouse Mountain Regional Park and the Grouse Grind Trail remain CLOSED while work is underway until March 2024 (weather dependent). During this time, access to the park will be at a secondary trailhead about 250 metres east (via the parking lot). The BCMC Route and the Baden-Powell Trail remain open.</p><p>​For more information, go <a href="/services/regional-parks/grouse-mountain-regional-park-trail-site-improvements-project" target="_blank">here​</a>.​</p></div>Grouse Mountain Regional Park

 

 

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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. 

BC AdventureSmart has produced a video with some tips on safely hiking the Grouse Grind Trail.

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 (a fee is charged) or the BCMC Route (2.9 km, about 2 hours to descend)
  • 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​​​

 

 

 

 

Main trailhead and Grouse Grind Trail CLOSEDMain trailhead and Grouse Grind Trail CLOSED<div class="ExternalClass25CE458C41B14E48B6649157A2D726AB"><p>The main trailhead at Grouse Mountain Regional Park and the Grouse Grind Trail remain CLOSED while work is underway until March 2024 (weather dependent). During this time, access to the park will be at a secondary trailhead about 250 metres east (via the parking lot). The BCMC Route and the Baden-Powell Trail remain open.</p><p>​For more information, go <a href="/services/regional-parks/grouse-mountain-regional-park-trail-site-improvements-project" target="_blank">here​</a>.​</p></div>Grouse Mountain Regional Park
Intermittent closures at secondary trailheadIntermittent closures at secondary trailhead<div class="ExternalClassDCD037A65311427A882705DBD8DAE52F"><p>​Crews are realigning a service road near the temporary trailhead access to Grouse Mountain Regional Park, starting Wednesday, Feb. 28. During this time, there may be short intermittent closures of the access trail. Work is expected to finish by Friday, Mar. 8.<br></p></div>Grouse Mountain Regional Park

Location & contact


Information Centre

  • ​604-432-6200
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