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From Cleveland Dam head North up Nancy Greene Way to the Grouse parking lot.
Go thru the Grouse Grind entrance gate and follow Baden Powell trail north-east ignoring the Grouse Grind and BCMC trails, and keep climbing BP for about 20-30 minutes until a marked junction with the Larsen trail.
Note: If you reached an obvious creek crossing with eroded banks you have passed this junction by a couple of minutes.
Go left (north) and up following the Larsen trail - the trail is marked with square orange/red markers.
Follow Larsen up for another 30-45 minutes, keeping left at a Y junction higher up, until you join the BCMC trail near its marker 29 (of 50).
Follow the marked and numbered BCMC trail all the way up to arrive at the Grouse Mountain Chalet and its ice skating pond.
Retrace your steps back, or take the Gondola down ($20 cost, payable at the chalet).
Note: Please do not descend the Grouse Grind - it's not permitted and annoyingly crowded.
Please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when following other people's routes, as we cannot guarantee that they do not cross private or hazardous land.
Please also be considerate and mindful of the interests of local residents when parking and following routes.
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