The Grouse Grind is a 2.5-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, in North Vancouver, Canada. The trail is not long, but because it is so steep it makes for a difficult and strenuous outing. Much of the trail has wooden or rock steps (about 2,830 in total) and is often referred to as Mother Nature’s Stairmaster.
The trail is divided into quarters. Each quarter section of the Grouse Grind is well marked. The first quarter is seemingly the longest but least steep. The second and third quarter are the steepest, while the last quarter is not as steep. The climb starts at 290m above sea level. The red circles are the quarter markers and the bottom line represents the time it took to complete each quarter. The highest point of the mountain is 1,231m but the climb ends at 1,090m.
This video is a representation of the climb I did. As the lines passes the quarter marks, the steps covered, the elevation gained and the time on clock is displayed.