'Stupid Grouse' is on Cypress Mountain, not, Grouse Mountain. It's an intermediate trail with natural drops and obstacles. It can be reached by parking opposite the municipal yard at the entrance to Cypress Park, and cycling up to the first lookout (2nd switchback). Then before completing the hair pin curve, looking to the right over the small barrier for the trail entrance.
The trail drops down and to the right, you can find it because it is a well worn trail leading down from the lookout. As you descend, you quickly come across a sign and notice, proceed. The trail is useful as an exit trail to take you back into West Vancouver, to 21st street which is convenient for those who have parked here for shuttling.
If you park where many mountain bikers park for the trails on Cypress, opposite the municipal yards, you will have to travel back along 99 for a short while to get back to the turnoff to to Cypress Bowl, and, back to your car. So there is a lot of pavement to this ride if this trail is all you are doing. You will see plenty of other mountain bikers in the parking areas we've mentioned, and they'll tell you about the other trails on Cypress.
To get to any of the Cypress trails, take highway 99 (upper levels) West and take the turnoff to the Cypress Bowl Ski Area, and continue until you see the Municipal yards we discussed, park opposite (usually other parked cars there) or shuttle up higher to the 3rd switchback day use area. See "SexBoy" or BLT on trailpeak for information on this option.
Trail Descriptions for Cypresss Mountain trails for moutain biking can be found here.
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Posted By: rickrayn
- Sat Mar 08 02:38:40 UTC 2003
CommentI would just like to say that the correct name for this trail is either "Friendly Grouse" as it was posted on a trail by its builder and the Secret Trail Society in the 1990's or "My Friend the Grouse".
It seems to have been given this name by that girl who wrote a book on trails, can't remember her name but I do remember having an encounter with a friendly grouse.
Posted By: Ben Heaps
- Tue Jun 04 05:27:34 UTC 2002
UpsideSwee trail, some quick sections, nice drops, good finish to a day of biking Commentit doesnt take 2 hours to complete unless you cant ride at all. My first day mountain biking i finished this trail in 45 minutes, now i do it in 20
Posted By: trevor
- Tue Aug 28 01:58:51 UTC 2001
Commenttrail name the trail is and has always been called Stupid Grouse not Ugly Grouse