Lots of great amenities for the first time multi-day hiker. A rugged but well maintained trail that makes this a good choice for anyone just starting to get serious about spending a few nights in the outdoors. The scenery is non-stop breathtaking.
Short and strenuous hike. The hike is a well marked and even includes portions with stairs, ladders, and hand rails. It's marked as hard, but I think it was one the edge of moderate and hard. You're gaining elevation, so that makes it somewhat tough.
Great views of Squamish and the surrounding area. A great hike to do if you're in Squamish and you're looking for an alternative to mtn biking!
Irene K. on Stawamus Chief Trail
Beautiful view! Make sure you have the right gear. It's not the easiest and you are climbing mountains so it's not for the easily tired or weak.
Always a blast doing this. Have done it multiple times. It's a fun hike. I would say it is comparable to grouse grind but with a little bit of chain section. Do it early for the parking space and for the view. If you are an experienced hiker, you can watch the sunset and make it back down before it gets dark.