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

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Gets really busy and trail is very built up

This was an amazing trail 8 years ago but over the years it's been more and more built up with stairs and such. The view is still one of the best, and the chains up 2nd peak is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing trail 8 years ago but over the years it's been more and more built up with stairs and such. The view is still one of the best, and the chains up 2nd peak is fun. I would suggest to hike up 3rd peak, and then down 2nd to avoid the crowds. Also I would only do... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Second peak is the best peak to hike to. Breath taking views are well worth the climb up what seems like endless stairs and crazy paths.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We hiked to the Chief 2nd peak in Jan!! No snow.Stopped off in Squamish on the way to Pemberton and decided to hike up to see the view. Almost vertical steps to start with and then rock steps and then chain bolted into rock and ladders to assist near the top. Bit of a challenge but loved it!! Beautiful view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This hike is very steep at some spots and can be a good workout if you're not used to it. We brought our dog who is a medium sized labradoodle and I had to carry him on a few spots near the top of the second peak. It limited my use of one arm to use the chains to hold... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Overrun by people itching to go for a hike but no sense of adventure to try something new. If you want Grouse Grind #2 (with a better view, admitedly) then this is for you. If you DON'T want to be in a long line of people climbing stairs for an hour (some of whom are smoking??), go elsewhere.

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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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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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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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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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