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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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Camborne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Heard about the grouse grind and just had to give it a go. I made it in an hour and 40 minutes which wasn't so bad considering I had a cold! Bring lots of water and a snack and a towel. Luckily it was cloudy and misty the entire way up (it cleared once at the top) I would have... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who is out of shape, or not wearing the right clothing (ie jeans). The Grind is an intense, relentless trip 2,350-some feet straight up, with no flat areas. On the way up, you are sweating, tired and breathing heavy, and the halfway sign may slightly demoralize you if you thought you were further along,... More

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Monkstown
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Avoid the weekends, too crowded. Average time is 90 minutes of steady effort. Unless you're reasonable fit take the tram. Views at the top, on a clear day are outstanding. One can see all the way to the airport. The city from this perspective is a sight to behold.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While on a trip to Vancouver we wanted to see Grouse mountain but it was cloudy and drizzling. We decided to go anyway since there was a free shuttle from Canada place. Instead of taking the skylift we have decided to walk up in a hope that clouds will clear meanwhile. The weather didn't change but we had a blast.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is not easy if your gym plan has not quite materialised yet, as it's non stop uphill. There is no particularly good views on the way up, but at the top they are beautiful and they have a number of other activities/attractions. Best advice is to make sure you take water, mosquito spray and a spare shirt

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I ran the Grouse Grind with my 14 year old son. There are few moments that we can bond these days, so that 75 minutes I spent running the grind with him were priceless. It is hard, and not for the out of shape. You can take as many breaks as you need to, but there is no safe way... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

it's a amazing place for hiking. It's a bite hard but really exciting :)

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We just did this hike for the first time today. Here is my advice: Go early and it won't be crowded. I have never sweat so much in my life! I ignored everyone's advice and did not bring a towel. BRING A TOWEL! Go slow and take your time. Rest if you need to rest. Everyone was pleasant. You do... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

On holiday here and initially was going to take the ride up but was persuaded to try the Grind. So took the family up. The older 3 just shot up and completed it in 1hour 40minutes. Hubby and I stayed with the younger one and we finished it in 2 hours 15 minutes. BTW the kids are 11, 10, 7... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a tough climb up the hill. I went on a tour from a conference and was told that the climb would be difficult. I exercise on a daily basis and thought this would only apply to the people who were not as fit as me. I was wrong. This climb goes straight up for 2.9 km. Once you... More

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