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The Grouse Grind

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Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4K9, Canada
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Not For the Faint of Heart

Do n NOT go to the Grouse Grind Expecting a leisurely hike! It is an amazing workout and sworn by for the devout, but it is exactly what it says. A GRIND. The views are few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
jalesco
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North Vancouver, Canada

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North Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Do n NOT go to the Grouse Grind Expecting a leisurely hike! It is an amazing workout and sworn by for the devout, but it is exactly what it says. A GRIND. The views are few (except for the backside of the person in front of you on busy days), and it is very much like climbing a very long... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

In my opinion if you visit Vancouver in the summer and love the outdoors this is the best activity in a relatively short amount of time to get in a Pacific Northwest hike with the reward of getting one of the best views of Vancouver. If you have ample amount of time during your visit then I encourage you do... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I was traveling Solo and I had met a fantastic group of girls at my backpackers in the city and we had been told you could catch a free bus to grouse mountain from down near the pier. Being that we were all backpackers on a budget this idea sounded like a great day out. Now to give you some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Your own personal stair master with all the benefits of being outdoors. At the top enjoy an open patio with a view of the city, and take the tram down. In summer enjoy the bear habitat, falcon show, and zip lining as well as alpine hikes and helicopter rides. A great exercise in a beautiful place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I would rate the GG a five if It was ten years ago and it wasn't so crowded. Over the years the grind has become hugely popular, and now, at times, it's a steady stream of people going up. It's a great workout and I still do it on rainy days or non summer weekdays. Weekends and summer months are... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I have wanted to do the Grouse Grind for years. This year for my birthday I did the grind and it felt terrific. This is not a trail you go on for the view as you hike up the mountain but at the top you rejoice in your accomplishment. If you are worried about the hike, just take your time,... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a tough hike up a mountain, very steep, lots of steps, you need to where loose clothing and bring water. Do not treat this hike likely, its tough! If you have any health or medical issues, do not attempt this hike. If you are in shape or in good health, have no mobility impairments and like a very... More 

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Galway, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had heard about The Grind before visiting Vancouver and decided to do it. Although I'd been working on my fitness before going, I was not prepared for the grind! Very tough going but once I realised I didn't need to go at the same fast pace as everyone it got easier. I took my time and made it to... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The Q and As for the grind are somewhat confusing "you can do it!! No you can't". My husband and I did - we are 58 and 59 - he plays racquet sports 4-5 times a week I do boot camp spinning and swimming, same amount. It was doable and a psychological challenge - but if you can't do some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

"The Grouse Grind is a near vertical 2.9km hike up the mountain, offering an intense workout with 2830 stairs and an elevation gain of 2800 feet." Yes indeed, this is a hard vertical hike - it's not a walk in the park. I am average fitness and I found it the toughest thing I have physically ever done. I would... More 

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