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Address: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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hard climb, but worth it

I hiked up by myself and the hike was jam packed with locals and visitors. This is not an easy hike as it is like climbing stairs all the way to the tree - covered, granite rock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Squamish, Canada
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Squamish, Canada
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked up by myself and the hike was jam packed with locals and visitors. This is not an easy hike as it is like climbing stairs all the way to the tree - covered, granite rock top, but surely there is a view worth climbing to see.

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Thank Victoria G
New Westminster, Canada
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319 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Stawamus Chief Park near Squamish is a great place for hiking. There are several trails with different degree of difficulty and length. Since it is not so far from Vancouver (less than 1 hr), I always bring friends who would like to hike a bit but don’t have the experience. All my friends confirmed: Although the hike is tough... More 

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Thank Ben W
Squamish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We live in Squamish and are amazed everyday by it's beauty. One can spend hours hiking, biking, climbing, bouldering and dog walking on it's numerous trails, crags, rocks and rock walls. The views from either one of the three peaks is always stunning and spectacular. For a one time visit or for those of us who live here, one never... More 

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Thank MarionDehn
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The boulders beneath the Chief offer perhaps the best bouldering on the planet. The setting is magical and the climbing is technical, with lots of interesting holds and body English. It's not all about cranking in Squamish.

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Thank Brian V
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This review is about The Chief hike.....not about the Sea to Sky Summit trail. They are two different hikes, to the top of two different mountains. The summit trail will take you to the top where the gondola is. The Chief is the granite monolith that is slightly north of the gondola. I presonally think the views from the Chief... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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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Thank jliz20
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank Kimraem
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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 

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Thank hekubis
Maumee, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Kevin L
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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22 reviews
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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 

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