Amazing views all along the trail and even more spectacular from the top! Not for those phobic of heights. Chimney climb at summit is vertical climb up rock face--careful to not climb too closely behind another person--lots of falling rocks. Well worth the views! Hiking poles helped a lot--recommend to take.
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.
An absolute Gem of a Hike! the trail is very easy to hike all the way up to the Black Tusk itself. The Trail is wide, smooth, and very well marked. We slept overnight at Taylor Meadows, after we made the summit. There was quite a bit of snow near the top. wish i had micro spikes for some sections. Bring a climbing helmet if you plan to climb the final chimney to the true summit. Like i said before the whole trail is easy in terrain except for the last climb to the summit.