hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

It was hard. I knew it was going to be hard. It's classed as. Vancouver's ugliest Hike but I didn't see it that way. Beauty is in the way of the beholder. You really need to just stop, look up and look around. The smells of the forest too. Plus the sound of the gondola when you're almost at the top is a sweet reward. It is what you make it. Will be back to do this again in October.

all these ppl complaining! it's not MEANT to be a enjoyable, walk in the park, sunshine and flowers hike! it's a moderate workout. don't go there if you haven't been doing hard hikes or strenuous exercise! i personally found it a nice challenge and an enjoyable view at the top!

Great alternative to the Grind. Don't tell anyone. It is about 20 minutes longer then the Grind; when you think you are at the top, there is still more to walk. The first half if the most intense and it levels out! !

6 days ago

Challenging and great workout for us normal folk. This trail can probably be completed by most people who consider themselves to be in relatively good shape. There's a good chance it's going to push you though, which is fine. It lets you know you're alive.

If you're concerned about your ability to finish this climb, the quarter mile markers will be helpful in gauging your progress and comparing that to how much gas you've got left in the tank. We passed one duo in their 20's who made it halfway up the mountain and decided they couldn't make it the rest of the way. It sort of gave us pause, wondering how hard this thing was really going to get. Quite honestly though, this hike is perfectly named. There's a good chance you're going to be capable of finishing the climb, but it's going to be a grind.

The chalet and gondola ride back down are nice cozy prizes after a tough 70-90-minute stair climb. Just be sure to bring $10 per person to cover the cost of the ride back down once you're up there.

Sidenote, there's an electronic leaderboard at the top that will track your climb time if you've synched up properly at the hike's outset. We missed how to do that but we did notice there's a number of athletes out there completing this thing in freakish times. I commend them.

Great if your intention is to just get exercise...but if you want to get out there and really experience the back country I wouldn't suggest it. The trail is usually packed, there are bears in captivity , there is a restaurant, zip lining, a gift shop and you are strongly urged to take the sky ride down which costs 10 bucks....none of this is involved with a REAL hiking trip.

hiking
9 days ago

Followed this trail up instead of doing The Grind. Pretty intense. You have to focus on where you're putting your feet a lot. Not really much of a view until you're actually at the top.

hiking
10 days ago

crowded but super fun! it is hard but as i expected this i went slower than i could of! the 3rd section i found the hardest to push thru

hiking
17 days ago

This hike was challenging but fun! It get's crowded fast. Pace yourself and bring water!!

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

magnificient view of tall trees, fresh air, but very challenging. I did it my way.

hiking
20 days ago