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Dam Mountain Snowshoe (up Grouse Mtn)

  • inside Starbucks, Grouse Mtn

    starbucks, grouse mtn, Vancouver, BC (map)

    49.261227 -123.113930

  • This hike is accessed easily by transit - see below.

    This is a total distance of approximately 5.5kms and should take about 3 hours, depending on conditions.

    **Please note that you'll either need a Grouse Mountain pass or pay $39 to ride the skyride up to and back down from the event**


    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.

    Dam Mountain

    Statistics
    Total Distance: 5.5 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
    Directions

    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.
    Details

    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.

    Disclaimer:

    Please note that we are not a professional organization nor a group composed of trained professional guides. Ecospirit is run entirely on the efforts of volunteers and the active participation of members. The success of each event depends on the cooperation & efforts of every member who participates. Although we always make an effort to look out for one another, to the best of our ability, each of us is nevertheless responsible for our own safety and well-being during every event. By RSVPing "yes" for this event, you acknowledge and accept these terms.

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  • Gary

    Sounds good
    I well be there

    November 26, 2012

  • Elspeth

    In respnse to your question about time Gary, I would say we will be on our way down the skyride by noon, one oclock at the latest. Hope this works for you?

    November 26, 2012

  • yosra

    Hi,I love to join this event,but I don't have snowshoes and I never done snowshoeing .is it hard?

    November 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Actually, Yosra, snowshoeing IS harder than walking, at least in my opinion. You have heavy things strapped to your feet and they take some getting used to. At least, that was my experience!

      November 20, 2012

    • yosra

      Thanks Elizabeth for your info.due to my back problem maybe is better to postpone it.

      November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to come on this hike, but I can't afford $39, or a Grouse Mtn. pass. Can anyone take me as their guest? I would be everlastingly grateful!

    November 20, 2012

    • Elspeth

      Hi Elizabeth, You can come as my guest but you still have to pay, but its half price... about $18 I think.

      November 20, 2012

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