Grouse Mountain Climber's Log

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dej51 - Aug 17, 2018 9:32 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2014

Good workout...48 minutes

Excellent restaurant at the top.


bodofzt - Jul 30, 2016 6:58 pm

Grouse Grind  Sucess!

I went there on the hottest day of 2009. Boy, those stairs. I mean, it's a rather short hike, but demanding nonetheless. Beautiful view from the top tho.


Fairweather - Oct 27, 2015 1:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

Grouse Grind  Sucess!

With the boys, Donn, Janet, Meghan, and Robbie the day before departing on a cruise to Alaska for my parents 50th anniversary.
Everyone hiker should do the Grind at least once. Don't forget to check out the Grizzly enclosure and lumber jack show on top.
All 19 children and grand children went on the cruise which was spectacular. Only rain was early (at Juneau and before). We had 4 days on shore with temps in the 80's at Denali NP.


Homestarhiker - Jun 17, 2015 8:52 pm

Twice in two weeks  Sucess!

If you're going to go to the trouble of hiking up there, plan to go the little extra altitude to one of the peaks on the ridge. The grind is the hardest part and the views get better the further back you get.


LincolnB - Jun 12, 2014 12:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2014

Grind  Sucess!

Hiked up the Grind with son Stephen and then on to Grouse mtn. A bit of a surprise to wind up a few feet away from a lumbering grizzly -- behind an electric fence. Hiking down the Grind is prohibited; tickets were $10 for the cable car descent. Quick fun outing.

jason_dee - Jan 30, 2014 12:22 pm

Top of Grouse via BCMC  Sucess!

Awesome, less crowded, less dusty BCMC trail vs. GG. Great view as always!


iditarod81 - Aug 18, 2012 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

Enjoyed the stairs  Sucess!

We had fun hike with my sister-in-law, who lives in Vancouver. Forgot how humid it is in the Pacific NW so we sweat a lot!


JoshNV - Jan 17, 2012 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2012

Recommended routes  Sucess!

I live at the top of North Van so have hiked nearly all the trails from the bottom to the top of Grouse/Fromme. The Grind is an okay workout, but I recommend at least the BCMC Trail, or better yet, check out "the cut" trail which follows the route of the original 1950's chairlift. It starts at the top of Skyline Drive in north van (there is parking there). After passing some historic fallen-over 60's ski cabins and pieces of the old chairlift, and a crashed american fighter jet engine, meets up with "the cut" which is the huge ski run up there.


BCalpine - Dec 26, 2011 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2011

Great views and good fun!  Sucess!

Easy access and quick fun activity for a day. Did the grind in 1hr:04min with a 50lb. Pack so it made for a great workout! Good practice and starting point for bigger stuff :)

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Aug 28, 2009 5:08 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2008

The Grind  Sucess!

Up the Grind in a little under an hour. "Mother Nature's Stairmaster" is a nice phrase for this.

texasbagpiper - Jan 23, 2008 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006

First Summit  Sucess!

First climb ever, I would compare it with the Enchanted Rock climb in Fredericksberg Texas...

Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Nov 5, 2007 10:38 am Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2007

Lynn Valley  Sucess!

Climbed from Lynn Valley trail. Long day. Good training hike. Scrambled to a view point on Crown Mountain. Snow up high. Enjoyed some way-too-expensive beer at the top.


hans.schenk - Oct 19, 2007 7:51 pm

Grouse Grind  Sucess!

Did this in the fall of 2004 along with Crown Mountain. I took the Tram down.


rematore - Oct 4, 2007 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Fog  Sucess!

We climbed into a cloud. It was a great hike.


Alpine72 - Feb 8, 2006 12:39 pm

Route Climbed: Via Grouse Grind Date Climbed: Dec 05  Sucess!

Very easy hike doable in just a couple hours and giving a comanding veiw of Vancouvers lower mainland.


Rileywyna - Dec 25, 2005 8:00 pm

Route Climbed: Grouse Grind Date Climbed: june 2000  Sucess!

Done with my freind jake in about 51 minutes...Great workout....nice mountain


Rachel - Oct 26, 2005 12:08 am

Route Climbed: Grouse Grind Date Climbed: Aug 29ish 2004  Sucess!

On vacation out there and had a day to myself while my friend worked, I took a few buses and a ferry up to the base of the mountain. I did the grind at a slower pace (an hour and 45 mins), stopping for lunch, and a few breaks here and there. I echo that this is truly Mother Nature's stairmaster, and I hadn't been on a man-made stairmaster in years! Lots of people on the trail, but never too many to distract from my solitude. I enjoyed my day up top, taking in lumberjack, bird, and other wildlife shows.

Taking the gondola down was inexpensive, convenient, and provided great views as well. I was happy to do this mountain solo, very easily (as I climb most every other mtn with Tim).


tlogan - Aug 7, 2005 1:28 am

Date Climbed: numerous occasions  Sucess!

Always go up Grouse looking to the peaks behind like Crown and Goat Mountains... a fun run up though.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Jun 21, 2005 8:38 pm

Route Climbed: Grouse Grind stairway then the gravel road to the true highpoint. Date Climbed: Many, starting in 1998  Sucess!

This is mother nature's "stairmaster" with approx. 2,800 stairs of stone, 2x8's and tree roots up about 2,800 vertical feet to the restaurant/ski area. From there, it's about 400' more vertical to the actual summit.

The record for the 2,800 vertical climb is about 28 minutes for men and about 35 for women; man, now that's what I'd call a workout!


McCannster - Jun 20, 2005 11:37 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: June 18, 2005  Sucess!

While vacationing in Vancouver, I went up to Grouse Mountain and quickly hiked to the summit. It wasn't the best day for views, but a nice experience.

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