This event is accessed easily by transit - see below.
This is a total distance of approximately 7 kms and should take about 3 hours, depending on conditions.
**Please note that you'll either need a Grouse Mountain pass - a great deal at $99 per year, or pay $39 to ride the Skyride up and down once, or you can go as a guest of someone who has a pass for approx $18. I have a pass and am happy to have up to four people attend as my guest - please let me know if you'd like to do this.
Hike description from Clubtread.
Follow Highway #1 (Trans-Canada) to North Vancouver, taking exit #14 for Capilano Road North. Follow Capilano Road to it's northern end, at the base of the Grouse Mountain Skyride.
Total Distance: 7.5 km (return)
Estimated Time: 3 hours
Average Grade: 10.4%
Structure: Loop - Partial
Elevation Gain: 264 m
Start Elevation: 1085 m
Max Elevation: 1349 m
Follow Highway #1 (Trans-Canada) to North Vancouver, taking exit #14 for Capilano Road North. Follow Capilano Road to it's northern end, at the base of the Grouse Mountain Skyride. Both pay parking as well as free parking along Capilano Road is available.
The 232 and 236 busses operate to the Grouse Mountain parking lot daily. For bus schedules and information, visit the Translink website.
Route starts from the Grouse Alpine Area kiosk which is 1.2 km from the skyride. Moderately difficult route going up the south side of Dam Mountain, then along the ridge; steeper and slippier going down the north side back to the alpine trail. There are many side trails - follow the flagging. Views face westward over the Capilano watershed.
Please bring the following:
Hiking Boots and snowshoes
Poles if you use them
Water/Wind proof jacket
Change of clothing
Your happy self!
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