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Stawamus Chief Park

Address: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Squamish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Hike ti straws us chief is a really good one! Not too difficult, not too easy! Absolutely fun to do!! I know for some it will be a challenge but the view on the top will pay for your hard work up there!!! The 360 degree view is absolutely beautiful!!!!! Trail is well marked!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's my number one trail to hike. There are other hikers on the trail but if you go, go during the week when it's not busy. There are 3 peaks, the first one is a little hidden and not to busy, second peak is the most popular and the third peak is my favourite and the farthest away so it's... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The hike is somewhat intense in that it’s relentlessly uphill. Expect to be stopping frequently on the ascent, even if you’re fit. After all you’ll gain about 550 meters of elevation (the height of the CN Tower) in under 2km of trail. It’s rare to be able to accomplish such a stunning feat in a comparatively limited amount of time... More 

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Berkeley, California
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We climbed up to Second Peak and then looped back down via North Gully; it took about 3 hours. It was wet so we were grateful for the chains and ladders across the steep parts at the top. The trails were well marked so we were fine without a map.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

a good hike to do during the fall. Not too many people so we didn't too long to take the chains/ladder/very narrow ways. A great view on Mount Garibaldi and on Howe Sound. + with a good rythm, it's a good work out!

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great work out. You can push hard and really get a great work out climbing the chief. Technically very simple, mainly steps, stairs and paths with exposed roots and rocks, but a challenge none-the-less. A few choke points near the top that slow progress on busy days. And at these points there are chains attached to the rock to help... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Good trails with a variety of terrain. Stairs, dirt trails, ladders and chains await you. Knees beware.

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Skip the grouse grind and come to Squamish. There is more here to do than can be done in a lifetime and the Chief should be your first stop. Try to tackle all three peaks if they are accessible if you want full street cred. Also, watch out for all the little side paths and hanging ropes since a lot... More 

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stockholm
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We are quite used to walking and have walked to reasonably challenging heights in Norway through the years but this was a whole different ballgame. There are three peak trails to choose from and we had already decided against the most challenging Third Peak so we headed off on the trail for the First and Second Peak. After walking quite... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is the best place to watch the rock climbers in action. They look like ants up there so take some binoculars . You won.t be able to see some of them without them. There NUTS!

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