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Take in views of pristine surroundings as you hike one of the many trails at Stawamus Chief Park. The park spans for 5 sq km (1.9 sq mi) and takes visitors past mountains, trees, and lakes. Tackle The Chief trail to head to the park's main attraction, an impressive rock formation of the same name. Following a tough hike, reward yourself with panoramic views from atop the 700 m (2,297 ft) tall granite monolith, which stands above the waters of the nearby Howe Cove. It's commonly believed that this is the second largest granite monolith in the world. Before you head to Squamish, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Squamish trip planner, to make sure you see all that Squamish has to offer, including Stawamus Chief Park.
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I have been returning to the Chief regularly and it never disappoints. Let that be a winter hike or summer hike....it is a breathtaking spot. Highly recommend it.
I have been returning to the Chief regularly and it never disappoints. Let that be a winter hike or summer hike....it is a breathtaking spot. Highly recommend it. more »
We just hiked to the top of the first Peak and that was plenty for us. It was a tough hike and lots of sweat and stops on the way up. Very pretty though and you are in shade most of the time until...
We just hiked to the top of the first Peak and that was plenty for us. It was a tough hike and lots of sweat and stops on the way up. Very pretty though and you are in shade most of the time until... more »
Beautiful hike. Challenging and rewarding when you get to the peak for the amazing views. Did peak 1 and then peak 2. Peak 2 was more technically challenging so if you are with smaller kids I would...
Beautiful hike. Challenging and rewarding when you get to the peak for the amazing views. Did peak 1 and then peak 2. Peak 2 was more technically challenging so if you are with smaller kids I would... more »
Climbed this bad boy one February, a few years ago (Maybe not the best idea due to weather conditions, but hey!). Three stage rock climbing hike essentially, come equipped and pay close attention when it gets busy, especially nearing the top view point. Fun, fun though - she is a beauty!
Great views at the 3 peaks, and also a nice viewpoint before peak 1. There is some climbing down a steep rock wall between peaks 1 and 2 with some exposure but there are metal rings built into the rock to give a safe hold.
This hike is an incline from beginning to end. You go up, up, up, and up… You can choose to go to first peak, second peak, or third peak. We felt like second peak had the best view. What I didn’t like about this hike is that it’s super trafficked people are going up and down nonstop and finding parking can be hard. I feel like so many people take away from really experiencing the hike. Luckily not many people went to second peak. Seemed like most went to first peak. The hike to second peak requires you to go up a rock and hold on to chains. We really enjoyed the view from the top. Side note: Bring hiking shoes/boots Bring plenty of water Go early Follow the marks on the path
Amazing hiking trail that is well marked. Prepare to arrive by 8:00am for parking spot. The trail is well marked with markers throughout, it felt like Grouse grind initially and as you ascend it just keeps challenging you. We skipped peaks 1&3 and went straight to peak 2. Pack lunch, lots of water and snacks if hiking on a sunny day. The view was amazing at the top. There’re sections with chains and a ladder to second peak. You can do it.
Great hike, my roommate nearly died sliding off the 2nd peak
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