December 14, 2017 2:18 pm

Mild weather allows Grouse Grind to open for at least today

The Grouse Grind has reopened for the day due to mild weather.

Winter hikers can rejoice, the Grouse Grind has been reopened for at least today following recent mild weather.

Metro Vancouver tweeted Thursday morning that the trail would be open, but they recommend hikers to wear appropriate clothing, carry drinking water, snacks, and a headlamp.

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Usually the trail would be closed for the season at this time until around April, but due to unusually moderate conditions, it has allowed for an exception.

The Grouse Grind will be open Thursday from 6:15 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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The popular hiking trail has been closed since Nov. 4 when the trail was covered in snow and ice and was therefore too dangerous to hike.

Anyone hoping to hike the trail may want to head out early though, as park staff will reassess on Friday if the grind will remain open through the next weather system.

Rain is expected to move across the South Coast Saturday.

WATCH: (Originally aired May 22, 2017) Snow and ice keeps Grouse Grind closed:

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