The Grouse Grind is re-opening for the season next week

Jun 15 2018, 11:00 pm

After a multi-week closure of the popular North Shore trail, the Grouse Grind will re-open for the summer next week, starting on Thursday, June 21.

In a release, Grouse Mountain said Metro Vancouver trail crews have been “hard at work” completing seasonal maintenance, and they’re putting the “pedal to the metal” to ensure the Grouse Grind re-opens at 4 am next Thursday for the annual Multi Grouse Grind event.

According to officials, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (MVRP), some of the required work included 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-long 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.