Grouse Mountain Travel Blog› entry 10 of 10 › view all entries
May 17th, 2009 – by: silan
The trail is still officially closed, but thousands came out this past weekend and continue to come out every day and hike around the locked gate and rejoin the trail after going around the fence. It should be officially opened in 7-10 days but for now, the trail is clear of snow, although a bit wet from melting snow near the top. At the top of the mountain there are a few other activities to do, or you can relax outside, grab a coffee or some food and enjoy your latest accomplishment!
You can hike back down the trail for free (though the cost is paid in your knees!) or you can take the gondola down the mountain for $5 one way.
A great day summer day trip to do the Grind is to take public transport from downtown Vancouver. Take a bus or skytrain to Waterfront Station, where you take the Seabus across the water to Lonsdale Quay in North Van. There a Granville Island-esque market where you can walk around, get something to eat or sit outside and listen to buskers. The bus depot is right beside the market, so when you're ready, take the bus to Grouse Mountain. It's a 10-15 minute ride and goes right past the Capilano Suspension Bridge if you'd like to do that also.
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