Looking for some local hikes that get the heart pumping and challenge the cardio? Well look no further, we have five hikes from Whistler to Abbotsford that are guaranteed to get the heart pumping.
The Grouse Grind – North Vancouver
Perhaps the most famous of hikes in the North Vancouver area, the Grouse Grind, boasts that it is the original ‘stair master hike’. Located at the top of Capilano Road, you can’t miss the trailhead entrance from the main pay parking lot at the base of Grouse Mountain. Be aware that you will need a tram ticket to get down from the top.
Length: 2.9 km
Elevation Gain: 853 m.
Base: 274 m. above sea level
Summit: 1,127 m.
Total Stairs: 2,830
Statistics: Annually, over 150,000 people hike the trail.
Average Time: It takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike. For novice hikers, two hours is recommended.