It is worth every step for these views. It is hard not to feel great after burning a sweat climbing the Grouse Grind. But let's face it, if you do it on repeat, it will get boring. So if you are looking to shake up your workout routine, try this ocean staircase trail near Vancouver.
The gorgeous Tsawwassen Beach Neighborhood Nature Trail is almost like a mini Grouse Grind because they're both trails with stairs that have to climb for your reward.
But the journey at Tsawwassen Beach is so much easier. You'll still get a fantastic workout, but it takes a third of the time.
At the Grouse Grind, there are 2,830 stairs, and it will take one and a half hours. But this trek is a quick 30 minutes to the top.
The shorter length is better suited for people in a hurry, or want to get an easier "leg day" in. But don't be mistaken, you'll still feel it in your glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps the next day.
The winding staircase path will take you to Tsawwassen Beach. The path can be steep and it zig-zags slowly climbing down through the surrounding trees.
While walking or running up, you'll get to enjoy views of the splashing waves between the trees.
At the top of the trail, the lookout is stunning. You'll see a vast stretch of sparkling blue water and the Gulf Islands in the distance.
If you really want to break a sweat, you could always race back down to the bottom.
After all that hard work, take a moment to relax on the sandy shore too. It is a beautiful spot to unwind and watch the sunset over the water.
Think you can make it to the top of this nature trail in 30 minutes? Then give it a try this summer and catch a sunset while you're at it.
Tsawwassen Beach Neighborhood Nature Trail
Address: English Bluff Rd., Delta, BC
Why You Need To Go: It is a mini Grouse Grind that overlooks the water.
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