Grouse Grind reopens this weekend for summer and fall 2022

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      Grouse Grind enthusiasts will welcome the news that the North Shore's most popular arduous mountain trail is reopening Saturday (May 28).

      Even more welcome is the ideal climbing weather that has been forecast for the inaugural 2022 hike on "Nature's StairMaster": Environment Canada is predicting a moderate high of 15°C, with cloudy skies and sunny breaks. No precipitation is expected until Saturday night.

      In announcing the opening, Metro Vancouver—which has maintained the 2.5-kilometre Grind as part of Grouse Mountain Regional Park since 2017—reminded prospective Grinders in a May 27 release that downhill hiking on the Grind is not allowed.

      All hikers must purchase a ticket to  ride the Grouse Mountain Resort Skyride for the downhill leg (for which face masks are mandatory).

      Trail hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Metro Vancouver emphasized that all climbers should remember that the hike is steep and physically taxing. Water, snacks, and a cellphone should be carried, as well as weather-appropriate clothing. No dogs are allowed, and washrooms are only available at the start and finish of the hike.

      Most reasonably fit hikers should finish the Grind in two to three hours.

      Metro Vancouver also announced that the lower section of the adjacent BCMC Route to the top of Grouse will be closed for maintenance from Monday to Friday until June 30. If conditions permit, it will open on weekends and statutory holidays. Go here to sign up for Grouse Grind trail updates.