103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia
by Jack Bryceland and Mary & David Macaree (Greystone Books)
© Jack Bryceland and Mary & David Macaree/Greystone Books. All Rights Reserved.
The "Grouse Grind" is a very popular trail and can be extremely busy over the weekends. The trail itself is very easy to follow - it ascends Grouse mountain getting steeper and steeper as you progress through. There are wooden steps for majority of the climb. Depending on your pace, it can take from 1 hour to 4 hours. It's not a trail for those with knee problems. The wooden steps can be quite high as you progress upwards and can put a lot of stress on the knees. It's definitely worth it for the view at the very end though. Beautiful views of Vancouver from the top. There is also a lodge area with a restaurant, a small theater and a gift store. For the way down, you can either take the gondola back (tickets can be bought at the lodge) or take the trail back down again. I only gave it 3 stars because weekday or weekend, it has quite a bit of foot traffic.
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