If you’re looking for something you can do with friends, want to explore local grind trails, and get fit while you’re at it, this Challenge is for you.
Join the Spring 10 Grind Challenge in Chilliwack. Explore ten distinct “grind” trails, each offering unique challenges with lengths of 3-8 km and elevation gains from 300 to 1,000 meters.
This challenge, suitable for those with average fitness, spans ten weeks. Choose your own pace and complete the trails either solo or with friends.
Participating in this event supports local trails through the Chilliwack Park Society. As you progress, collect badges, share your adventures on social media, and compete for exciting prizes. Join the Spring 10 Grind Challenge and celebrate your achievements in the great outdoors!
Take The Challenge: Ten Grinds In Ten Weeks
These Chilliwack-area grind trails are steep, low-elevation, and spring-season-friendly. Completing the grinds will require reasonable fitness and a willingness to climb a few hundred meters of elevation over a short distance. Get ready for an exhilarating experience where you’ll sweat, get dirty, and have the time of your life, whether you’re going solo or with friends. While they’re not the hardest, longest, or steepest grind trails around, they still provide a rewarding workout.
The Spring 10 Grind Challenge trails vary in length from 2km to 8 km and feature a modest elevation gain ranging from 300 to 1200 meters. Some grinds are suitable for repeats, while others are best experienced as one-offs. Here’s the grind lineup:
- Bridlewood Trail (Chilliwack River Valley)
- Little Mountain 3x (Chilliwack)
- Karver Trail (Ryder Lake)
- Watt Creek & Teapot (Columbia Valley)
- QoQo Trail (Vedder Mountain)
- Bowman (Vedder Mountain)
- Elk Mountain (Chilliwack)
- Gloria (Chilliwack)
- Lower Pierce Lake (Chilliwack)
- TBD (Permit pending)
Note: We’ve excluded harder grind trails, such as the Grouse Grind, from the Spring Grind Challenge and we’ve put them in the Summer Grind Challenge instead. The Spring Grind Challenge features shorter trails, most of which can be completed in about one hour, or up to two for some, depending on your pace, and are within a reasonable driving distance from Chilliwack. Each trail offers a rewarding challenge with some steep sections, making them suitable for those with average fitness levels.
Check out the Summer Grind Challenge which features some of the best (hard) grind trails in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Use the Spring Grind Challenge to get in shape for the Summer Grind Challenge and other summer adventures.
Track Your Activities
You’ll be able to automatically track all of your activities on our mobile iOS or Android app which integrates with all leading fitness trackers and smartwatches. No manual recording of time or distances needed. Just click and go.
- GPS Tracking & Offline Maps
- Integrations with 9+ fitness apps and watches
- Apps for both iOS and Android
- Integration with Microsoft Teams for groups or corporate events
How It Works
Giving Back: Supporting Local Trails
Recent 10 Trail Challenges have raised over $3500 in donations. Thanks to your participation in the 10 Trail Challenge we’ll be able to continue supporting local nonprofits. All donations for this Challenge will support local trails via the Chilliwack Park Society.
Schedule: Rolling Start Dates
From Signup to Success: Navigating Your Challenge
Browse the Explorer Series website to pick your favourite Challenge. When you’re ready to register, we’ll direct you to RaceRoster.com to sign up and optionally donate to a local charity. Then, once your Challenge start date arrives, you’ll use the Fitmap app to record your activities and access all the necessary details, routes, and maps.