It’s been open for less than a month, but as of today, the popular Grouse Grind on the North Shore is closed once again for between three to four weeks, to allow for seasonal trail maintenance.
According to Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (MVRP), some of the required work includes rock scaling, safety netting replacement, step repair, and dangerous tree removal.
The work is meant to keep the trail safe and ensure it can withstand the traffic – almost 500,000 visits each year, said MVRP.
The Grouse Grind is a 2.9 km trail up the face of Grouse Mountain and hikers are reminded that the trail is only to be used for ascents.
Descents are prohibited for safety reasons, due to the high number of hikers ascending the trail and the impact on the trail’s conditions, and can only be made using the Grouse Mountain aerial tram for $15.
For those looking to fill their vertical void with a hike on the North Shore during this time, the BCMC trail near the Grouse Grind remains open.