Cypress Mtn - Stupid Grouse

Cypress Mtn - Stupid Grouse near North Vancouver, BC


This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars
5 kms
1 hour
easy
Mountain Biking
Spring, Fall, Summer
North Vancouver, BC
User alexk

'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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By rickraynPosted By: rickrayn  - Sat Mar 08 02:38:40 UTC 2003 Not Rated Comment I 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.

By Ben HeapsPosted By: Ben Heaps  - Tue Jun 04 05:27:34 UTC 2002 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Swee trail, some quick sections, nice drops, good finish to a day of biking Comment it 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
By trevorPosted By: trevor  - Tue Aug 28 01:58:51 UTC 2001 Not Rated Comment trail name
the trail is and has always been called Stupid Grouse not Ugly Grouse

love, peace and fried grouse grease


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