Grouse Grind Opens for the 2017 Hiking Season this Weekend

Grouse Grind 2017

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Ready to get sweaty? Vancouver’s most notorious hike, the Grouse Grind, will be opening this Saturday, June 17 at 6:15 am to kick off grinding season. Commonly known as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, the Grouse Grind takes you up steep and rugged terrain on a 2.9km hike up the mountain. It’s an intense workout with 2,830 stairs and an elevation gain of 2,800 feet.

This year’s opening of the Grind has been the latest in history due to a high snow pack and trail upgrades by Metro Vancouver. But, starting tomorrow, the Grind will be open daily for hiking.

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Grouse Grind Opens for the 2017 Hiking Season this Weekend

Suffering from Grouse Grind Withdrawal? 500 Reasons to set your sights on Burnaby Mountain

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Photo: R. Weiss

Every year, loyal “grinders” experience a sense of loss when Mother Nature’s Stairmaster closes for the season. Without question, the Grouse Grind is a test of strength and endurance and one of Vancouver’s most popular hikes. However, winter’s unpredictable and changing mountain conditions mean seasonal trail closures which leave outdoor fitness fans looking for their next work-out.

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Suffering from Grouse Grind Withdrawal? 500 Reasons to set your sights on Burnaby Mountain

Get Your Grouse Grind On Even During the Winter

Snowshoe Grind Grouse Mountain Vancouver

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

The Grouse Grind is one of the most famous outdoor workout spots in Vancouver. Nothing can match the full-body exercise regime that comes from hiking up a mountain. So, where can all the Grind-addicts go when the snow falls and renders the Grouse Grind impassible?

Grouse Mountain has answered your sweat-craving prayers by opening up the Snowshoe Grind, a 4.3 km snow-covered challenge that is just as rewarding as your summertime Grind routine.

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Get Your Grouse Grind On Even During the Winter