Heads up, hikers!
If you’ve had enough downtime this winter and are itching to get up the side of a mountain, you’re in luck.
Metro Vancouver announced today that the North Shore’s infamous Grouse Grind will be open tomorrow, at 6:15 am.
However, while the weather may be warming up down here in the city, those who are planning to hit the trail are reminded that cooler conditions still persist, especially near the top.
The #GrouseGrind Trail will officially open tomorrow at 6:15 am. It’s still pretty cold at the top of the mountain, so be sure to wear sensible footwear and pack extra layers. Happy hiking! @grousemountain
— Metro Vancouver (@MetroVancouver) May 1, 2018
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.
About 150,000 people use the trail every year; most hikers take an average of 90 minutes to complete the gruelling workout.
Although the Grouse Grind ends at Grouse Mountain Resort, the trail is maintained and operated by the Metro Vancouver Regional District.
For your own safety, please make sure you are prepared before heading out on your next adventure. Information on how to prepare for your trip and stay safe while on your hike is available from North Shore Rescue and AdventureSmart.