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Address: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Activities: Rock climbing

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Excellent exercise!

Thoroughly enjoyed the hike.The views at the top were well worth the effort. Midweek not too busy. Saw a garter snake cross our path some way up. Walking shoes/ boots a must. Make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The new Gondola has really taken away from the quiet of this place. Now while climbing the face or the backside of the Chief all one hears is the annoying wrrrring of the Gondola. Really sad that BC allowed this to be built in their Provincial Park. Canada is desperate for money. I wonder what else they will do when... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the hike.The views at the top were well worth the effort. Midweek not too busy. Saw a garter snake cross our path some way up. Walking shoes/ boots a must. Make sure you take your camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Be ready for a climb. So you want to hike the Chief? Good choice. Way Way better then the grind in Vancouver. During the week you'll have the place almost to your self. The beginning is all stairs but after that the trail splits in 3 and your free to find your own way. Each of the 3 paths lead... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

.... Keeping things real... Those stairs in the first couple kms suck! But for what it's worth, for as physically challenging as it is you are surrounded by mother nature's finest... and that view at the top will not disappoint

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This hike is not for the faint of heart! It's difficult but doable! Be prepared to work your butt off though- quite literally. All uphill and a lot of stairs. My legs were jello by the end- it takes about 3-4 hours to compete it but the view is so worth it!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My family hiked to the second peak on Canada Day from the Shannon Falls Parking Lot. First off, I would not call this hike "easy." My definition of "easy" is that my 60-year old parents (who regularly do light exercise) can complete the hike. This was not the case here - my parents struggled with the constant uphill climb and,... More 

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Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

all three peaks are incredible. The hike is short so you can do this after working all day.less people week days

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Logan Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

you can't visit squamish and not hike the chief! any of the three peaks are awesome! and not too difficult

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

After doing the Grouse Grind we looked at other options of mountains to climb - Stawamus Chief Trail was FANTASTIC! It is most definitely a tough hike - wear appropriate shoes because the climb is tough and when you reach the 1st peak you are doing a bit of rock climbing so is a bit slippery. I actually found this... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Be prepared for alot of stairs and a steep vertical climb. I counted 1,400 stair-like steps. Where there are no stairs (granite or wood), you are maneuvering over roots and rocks. The views at the top are amazing. A few short ladders and chains help you when you are near the top. For your safety, wear a good pair of... More 

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Address: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Squamish

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