Grouse Grind Trail reopens Saturday

METRO Vancouver’s Grouse Grind Trail is officially open as of Saturday, May 28, with regular open hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Downhill hiking is prohibited on the Grouse Grind Trail. In order to descend Grouse Mountain, hikers may purchase a ticket for the Grouse Mountain Resort Skyride. Wearing a face covering is mandatory for all Skyride users.

The lower part of the BCMC Route is currently undergoing maintenance and will be closed Monday through Friday until June 30 (opening July 1). If conditions allow, the area will be open on weekends and statutory holidays. When the route is open, use extra caution through the construction area.

A detour is available via the Baden-Powell and Larsen trails to reconnect with the upper part of the BCMC Route near marker 29.

Metro Vancouver said it continues to work on park improvements, including a revitalized trailhead area, upgrades to the Grouse Grind Trail, BCMC Route, Baden-Powell Trail, viewpoints, and rest stops. The upgrades are ongoing and are funded by the governments of Canada and BC, in partnership with Metro Vancouver.

Safety Information 

  • The 2.5-kilometre trail is a very steep and strenuous hike
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear
  • Downhill hiking is not permitted on the Grouse Grind Trail — the Grouse Mountain Resort Skyride is the only downhill option while the BCMC Route is closed for trail upgrades
  • Be prepared with water, a snack, and a cellphone
  • Leave enough time to finish your hike before it gets dark
  • Dogs are not permitted on the Grouse Grind Trail

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