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Stawamus Chief Park

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Address: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Beautiful Hike

It is a popular hike so it is pretty bus in weekends. There are 3 peaks, peak 1 is the most popular and shortest hike, All three peaks have ladders and steep areas. At the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a popular hike so it is pretty bus in weekends. There are 3 peaks, peak 1 is the most popular and shortest hike, All three peaks have ladders and steep areas. At the top there is a beautiful view. Make sure to bring enough water with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

It is a strenuous hike to the chiefs. We only went to the first one. The view is outstanding! Be aware there are chains and a ladder to get you to the top. I am afraid of heights and almost made it the whole way!

Thank Kimraem
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Having done this hike yesterday with my brother and husband, I can recommend this hike if you are a have 3 - 5 hours to spare and don't mind prolonged pain. If you have hiked coastal mountains in B.C or done the "Grouse Grind" before then this is considered a "moderate" hike. If however, you're an office monkey like me... More 

Thank hekubis
Maumee, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The comments I read indicated this was a popular and interesting hike...it was. However, I probably should have paid more attention to comments. The trail builders clearly weren't wasting effort on switchbacks! This trail was an endless series of steps, so be ready to feel the burn. The ladders and chains built into the side of the mountain to climb... More 

Thank Kevin L
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This park is a great amenity right close to Squamish. The campground is excellent for walk-in camping, especially when doing some of the excellent outdoor activities in the area. The trails up to the first, second, and third peaks of the Stawamus Chief are excellent. The hiking is strenuous but the trails are in great condition, and the views from... More 

Thank Cirrus2000
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A hike up the back of the Chief to peaks 1, 2, or 3 on a sunny weekend is far from solitude. Leaving the parking lot at 0930h was probably 2 hours too late for that. A solid column of people climbing up the relentless stone and wooden stairs, then roots and footholds. Most people head to peaks 1 and... More 

Thank nunavutlightp
Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Went to 2nd Peak. Takes effort, water and good shoes - don't forget the good shoes. Had a small picnic while sitting on the top of this massive rock - memorable moment.

Thank Will-and-Skill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The chief hike begins fairly easily, with steps. As you get nearer to the peaks, and you are hiking on exposed rocks- it gets a lot more slippery! The first peak has breathtaking views and has one challenging part of the climb with chains. The second peak, equally gorgeous, has a more difficult section closer to the top. As a... More 

Thank marysia7
Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Located at the sea to sky corridor in Squamish Theres 3 hiking option the 1st 2nd and 3rd peak.. I did the first peak this is the easiest and also has the best view when you reach the top you will see the howe sound and the over looking of squamish. Just make sure to bring lots of fluids before... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you haven't walked the Chief, this is a must-do for the fit. Well marked, straight uphill, stairs and good foot holds. Some steep parts at the top have ladders and aids with ropes. Not for the feint of heart.

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