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Stawamus Chief Park

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Address: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Excellent Hike

Semi challenging push up, but it's so worth it. Easy trail navigation. Not for the faint of heart. Beautiful views. Ladders and chain grabs kept it interesting. The stairs going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
smokinbarrel420
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Semi challenging push up, but it's so worth it. Easy trail navigation. Not for the faint of heart. Beautiful views. Ladders and chain grabs kept it interesting. The stairs going up were well done. I don't think I'd take the gondola unless unhealthy enough to not hike it. The hike makes it all more of a real experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

These words greet you at the start of the hike, and truer words have never been spoken! Take water, sunscreen, hiking boots/gear and snacks - you're in for the long haul. This is 1 to 1.5 hours (each way) of harsh vertical terrain, steps, ladders and chains. But it's totally worth it for the view and the achievement of conquering... More 

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Thank Ronnie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tough hike with lots of stairs and big steps but at the end you get a great view of Howe Sound and the Squamish valley. Bring a small snack and plenty of water

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we hiked the chief with 10 kids in tow ages 6-15 this time. we went up to the first summit. the trail is well marked and it has become more popular since the last time we went. it is a moderate-strenuous hike. it takes about an hour-1:15 minutes to get to the first summit for the average person to hike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a good workout at the gym, my fiancé and I decided to do The Chief. We totally underestimated the hike and were unprepared of what was ahead of us. The hike was all uphill and very challenging, but once you're on top of Peak 1 you will feel that sense of accomplishment! Hiking down, our legs started to feel... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not an easy climb. The trail changes constantly from stairs to rocks to small like mini trails. There are 3 peaks to choose from or you can do them all. The 1st and 2nd peaks offer great views of the river and the 3rd of the valley and of Squamish. The climb of the 2nd peak is so much fun.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First bit is the worst with all of the steps, but in all honesty it doesn't get much easier the rest of the way-al uphill with many obstacles and very busy. Went to the first peak and the view (past the ladders and Te chains) was spectacular. Would be better at times with less people on the trail.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm used to frequent day hiking and even long (10-15 mile) day hikes, but this one was the toughest I've ever done! We did the trail to Peak 2, then crossed over to Peak 3 and descended from Peak 3. Not terribly LONG (I think it was around 6-7 miles total round trip to both Peaks 2 and 3) but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Weather-wise, this summer is not the best, but still... There is a lot of "little better weather" windows. We decided to do the Chief hike in the morning of Tuesday 19th of July. To avoid the crowds and have enough time for little picnic + some quality nature pictures we decided to hike early in the morning. Rain was already... More 

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Thank Petr G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The hike is challenging with kids but if you plan right it can be fun. We chose to climb up to the 3rd peak directly and descend through the 1st. There weren't a lot of people ascending with us early in the morning but by the time we started our decent it was so busy that we could barely get... More 

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