4.35 out of 5 - 23 reviews

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Karim from Abbotsford writes:

Steep hike but nice view!

    Posted: August 25, 2020 11:23:59 AM PST

    Alix from Richmond writes:

    Trail well marked and it very good condition. max elevation was 437m, not 330. Steep and good workout. 1h for us to get to the top (with breaks). 1h37 mins total with a break at the top for a snack.

      Posted: June 17, 2020 06:13:16 PM PST

      Tina D from Abbotsford writes:

      I do the grouse grind annually, but the abby grind felt a lot steeper! It's a good workout and really makes your calves burn. Really busy hike.

        Posted: May 11, 2020 10:31:34 PM PST

        Gerald Haffner from Abbotsford writes:

        This trail is easily 430m elevation, not 330m. I'd even put it closer to 440m. I've looked at multiple topography maps and all agree, you start within 10 meters of sea level and you climax at 440m, before going down maybe 2-3 meters in elevation to get to the lookout. Also, length is closer to 1.72km than 2km, so your average grade is 25.6%. So it is much steeper than most give it credit for.

          Posted: September 2, 2019 03:08:12 PM PST

          Emma from New West writes:

          Steep climb, the markers were helpful or depressing depending on how you looked at it. Busy day, lots of waiting for people passing up and down on the very narrow trail. Took approximately 45 minutes/1 hour up with some breaks and 25 minutes down?

          Didn't see many comments about the shooting range at the base before getting there, but would have been nice to know, especially since we were hiking with "firework and gunshot" afraid dogs. Non-stop shooting the entire day - popular morning at the range!

          In the end the dogs kept it together on leash (usually hike with them off leash when possible, but afraid of bolting with the shots). The gunshots were loud for the first half and the end of the hike, but faded near the top. Steady "smell" throughout.

          Previous comments about dust were accurate! Even in the spring when we expected mud, we had dry dust everywhere by the end! Good workout, will definitely be back.

            Posted: April 1, 2019 08:01:19 AM PST

            Cam from Abbotsford writes:

            Has anyone ran this trail or tried to get a fast time? If so, what are your times?

              Posted: July 8, 2018 11:20:50 AM PST

              Chloe from Langley writes:

              A great way to start your day. Nice and cool when it’s hot. My only concern is the spread out pile of rotten apples at the start of the trail. This may attract bears in the areas.

                Posted: May 23, 2018 07:06:30 AM PST

                JJ from surrey writes:

                very nice trail. not developed yet. a bit challenge for beginner. no man-made stairs. some parts could get muddy and slippery when wet. bad smell right now at the parking to entrance. the smell wouldn't bother you after 5 minutes up. if you have kids, be careful some big unleashed, unsupervised dogs running down. they don't bite, I think, but could post a risk of pushing your kids down or scare them.

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                  Posted: May 21, 2018 06:08:18 PM PST

                  Marissa from Port Coquitlam writes:

                  Hiked up May 17: a very well marked trail and was glad to see markers all the way up. The trail is steep and heavily inclined the entire way up and the ground is dry and slippery, so wear some decent grip shoes and be prepared that your legs will be covered in dusty dirt. The hike smells like "abbotsford" if you know what I mean haha. Overall a great workout though!

                    Posted: May 18, 2018 12:02:29 PM PST

                    Ryan from Abby writes:

                    Omg Yes.

                      Posted: February 14, 2018 05:22:41 PM PST

                      Dave from Abbotsford writes:

                      Great day up the Abby Grind. Other than some frost in the ground at the halfway point, the terrain was great — not too dry and only a few wet spots. I was alone so I got up and down a lot quicker than if I had been with someone else. It took me 40 minutes to get to the top — slow walking but steady (and at 230 lbs and 46 yrs old, I’m not in very good shape). The trip down was about 23 minutes. I started at 4:30 pm and could still see ok by the time I got to the bottom.

                        Posted: February 11, 2018 06:14:50 PM PST

                        Lisa from Abbotsford writes:

                        Did the hike yesterday with my 5 year old, it was tough but manageable considering she's 5 and I'm not in great shape - so I say anyone can do it, just may take longer
                        Conditions are perfect no spikes needed at all, it's dry as a bone but obviously that can change if we start getting rain
                        Took us about 1.5hrs up and 1 hour down
                        Can't wait to do it again....without the kid

                          Posted: December 11, 2017 10:01:27 AM PST

                          Jeremy from Langley writes:


                          Just did the Abby Grind yesterday and it was perfect. The below comment is wrong, it must have been posted on the wrong mountain. There is no snow or any issues with the trail. Happy hiking!

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                            Posted: November 16, 2017 08:27:37 AM PST

                            Martin from Langley writes:

                            My wife and I have been up every Sunday for the last 6 weeks or so. Definitely need crampons now. I wear Salomon Spikecross shoes with steel spikes, and even with those I wiped out once and came close several other times. My wife wore slip-on Kahtoola Microspikes, and she stuck to the trail like Spidergirl. And don't be misled by the climb up... coming down safely is much trickier! We came across a party of 6 in gym sneakers who were just heading out, and within the first few hundred meters they were wiping out. I hope for their sakes they turned around. Having said that, with good footwear (and crampons!) this is, as always, an awesome workout!

                              Posted: November 15, 2017 08:08:56 AM PST

                              Ashley from Aldergrove writes:

                              The trail is currently close due to high fire risk.

                                Posted: August 31, 2017 01:01:26 PM PST

                                Sheri Hanson from Chilliwack writes:

                                How do i find out if Abby Grind trail is open to hikers? I see a comment from Aug 6th saying it was closed on that day. Thx!

                                  Posted: August 20, 2017 11:22:47 PM PST

                                  Sheri Hanson from Chilliwack writes:

                                  How do i find out if Abby Grind trail is open to hikers? I see a comment from Aug 6th saying it was closed on that day. Thx!

                                    Posted: August 20, 2017 08:31:25 PM PST

                                    Dave from Abbotsford writes:

                                    Note: Trail Closure. I went this morning (Aug. 6, 2017) and there was a Parks employee (?) apologizing and turning people away. Another casualty of the extreme weather, I guess.

                                      Posted: August 6, 2017 04:17:07 PM PST

                                      Dave from Abbotsford writes:

                                      [Note: Bear sightings. Be careful.]
                                      I hiked this yesterday (July 22, 2017) and it was great. When we got to the bottom, however, there was a big female black bear and her 2 cubs. The bear didn't seem bothered but she wandered onto the trail at one point. My buddy and I stood in the lot for some time to warn other hikers. She was a beautiful animal but it would be terrible if someone rounded the corner and startled her.

                                        Posted: July 23, 2017 05:33:33 PM PST

                                        Jennifer from Surrey writes:

                                        Did the hike with a co-worker the other day. Great hike, can see some of the tulips from the top. Saw a bear and 4 cubs when leaving, think there is a den at the beginning of the trails. Cheers!

                                          Posted: May 12, 2017 07:12:11 PM PST

                                          Daryl Sturdy from Vancouver writes:

                                          Went up accompanied by the Arctic Outflow. Cold with a windchill, given the sometimes 50 km/hour winds. The by pass trail off to the left part way up was mostly out of the wind. Beautiful sunny day with great views over the Fraser Valley. Met a fellow who mentioned that there was a bear den near the beginning of the trail. Didn't see anything.

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                                            Posted: January 3, 2017 05:18:15 PM PST

                                            Kim from Mission BC writes:

                                            I did this hike today for the first time with my dog and it was quite a steep one! I reached the viewpoint in approx 40 mins with several breaks. It has been dry lately so I ended up covered in the dry dusty dirt. All in all great work out and will definitely do it again.

                                              Posted: August 21, 2016 06:34:13 PM PST

                                              ORMA SADLER from ABBOTSFORD writes:

                                              Hiked it last month, when it was dry. Definitely a grind to go up. Going down was a bit hard on my knee. When the weather is dry it can get very dusty so expect to be dirty. It would be treacherous to do this on a rainy day as it will be really slippery. Good view at the top. If you don't mind the dustiness then it is a good one.

                                                Posted: August 15, 2016 09:46:49 PM PST

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