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The Grouse Grind

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Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K9, Canada
Phone Number: 1 604 984 0661
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The Grind is Aptly named

This is a very severe hike. Wear appropriate clothing (Lightweight, you'll sweat like crazy) and hiking shoes. It is basically a rocky staircase 1.8 miles, 2,800 vertical feet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very severe hike. Wear appropriate clothing (Lightweight, you'll sweat like crazy) and hiking shoes. It is basically a rocky staircase 1.8 miles, 2,800 vertical feet. don't do it with anyone not pretty fit. Take your time the first times up. its not a race despite all the "Timer" statistics. Just finish and you'll feel great coming down... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not an amateur hike. So many tourists get fooled into thinking it is a leisurely stroll. It is not. There are markers on the way up and by the time you reach the 1/4 mark, you want to head back down. If you choose this amazing hike, come prepared with the proper footwear and plenty of water. Hike... More 

Thank 403Kit
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I'm in good shape and didn't have a problem doing all of the stairs. Just wish there was a better viewpoint at the top. Check out the two grizzly bears as you go further north from the top.

Thank Jennifer S
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

If four office workers from Australia can do this, you can too! The primary motivator for our slow, soft death up the Grouse Grind was the ridiculous price for the gondola ($50 return or $10 down for Grinders). But moreover, you feel as though you've earned that hot chocolate and that view if you're climbed to the top! While I... More 

1 Thank Ashley T
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I'm 55 years old and in reasonably good shape. I hike often and walk a lot. This may have prepared me for the Grouse Grind but it won't prepare you. If you don't do these things now and ever hope to scale the beast that is the Grouse Grind, begin planning now. Seriously. Pretty young things may clock their Grouse... More 

2 Thank redtayres
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Loved the challenge. Loved getting to the top. Good leg workout. Just took my time. Kids and husband left me and met me at the top.

1 Thank Kerri S
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

On Saturday, August 31, 1997, this former marathon runner climbed Grouse Mountain, a grueling grind that at the halfway point caused me to question my sanity☺ Florida marathons on level grade are a comparable breeze. The pain in my feet diminished that evening; Princess Diana was killed in a tragic crash in Paris. :>( Eighteen years and four spinal surgeries... More 

1 Thank DeanMurphy2020
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

If you enjoy hiking, I would highly suggest going up Grouse Mountain via the Grouse Grind versus the Skyride (Gondola). While there aren't really any view points along the way and the trail is relatively narrow, it's a charming hike through the steep forest filled with sky high trees and other interesting plants. As well, the view from the top... More 

1 Thank travelover007
Miami, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Boy, did I underestimate the Grouse Grind. I had read reviews and thought to myself all these people must not be fit; ha, joke's on me! Like other reviewers have mentioned, this is very challenging but rewarding once you finish. Can I just mention I wanted to cry when I got to the 1/4 marker? LOL

1 Thank Cristina M
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Before setting off on our trip a few of my friends suggested that if we go to Grouse Mountain we must to the Grind. Now seeing as you can purchase a return gondola trip up to the mountain, taking any other route to the top must be madness, right?! Even though at times the decision to climb 2,800 steps, 2.9km... More 

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