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The Grouse Grind

6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K9, Canada
1 604 984 0661
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Ajax, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great test of physical endurance. Took us just under 1.5 hours and was thrilled once we made it to the top. You need to be physical to enjoy this.

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Mississauga, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

At the base of the grind it says for intermediate and advanced fitness level. I would scratch intermediate off. It is a great hike up the face of grouse but it is hard. Beware on a hot day it could be ugly if you try without sufficient training or fitness level.

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The grind is something you do for of the most intense cardio workouts that I can think of (you really need to take along a cloth to wipe off the sweat dripping into your eyes), or it's something you do so that you can say 'I did it!'. When I say it's 'very good', it's because it is a great... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It's a week later and my legs have just recovered! It's not called the grind for nothing. Copious amounts of stairs and people. Took us just over an hour. The views are rewarding from the top. There's also a trail you can walk down instead of getting the gondola. This is a bit more technical with no stairs. Make sure... More

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kelowna,b.c. canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My wife ( 52 year old ) and myself ( almost 60 year old ) thought lets do the Grind! The day was dry and not too hot, only about 23C and did not appear to be very busy. So on Aug. 12/14 at 1430 hrs. we hit the Grind after a five hour drive from Kelowna. No idea what... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I obviously hold a minority opinion! The main motivation for doing this trail is bragging rights. It is not a pretty trail. There are no views along the way. You're mostly climbing stairs along with countless other 'Grinders'. The pay-off is the view from the top which is pretty spectacular. However Vancouver's North Shore Mountains have many, more scenic trails... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Make no mistake this is not a walk through the woods. You literally hike up a mountain. However, it is worth it!! The views from the top are amazing and I suggest having an celebratory drink at the restaurant. Bring water and a change of clothes or at least a light jacket in the summer.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What an experience!! This is a Butt-kicker and not for the out of shape couch potatoe!! The views are great and the climb is steep...your legs will be crying for mercy by the time you get to the top...well worth it and you gotta buy the t-shirt!!

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Lacombe, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you like getting out and hiking and find yourself in Vancouver and want out of the city for a few hours this is a great place to go. The view along the way in awesome.

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Southern California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you have the time do "The Grind" providing you're up to it. The climb was amazing & what an experience for my husband & I. It will challenge you, but in the end you will feel great that you accomplished something so incredible!

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