Explore the most popular forest trails near Squamish with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I would love to go but only drive a car, if anyone is willing to give me a ride I will pay for gas and thanks, could meet at the start of the logging road. But I can only go up on Wednesday’s-6043395314 thanks so much!

Fun trail with some scrambling up granite ridges and in the forest over roots and logs! Didn’t see any views due to the fog but sill a great trail and fun adventure.

Took my family to the second peak. More strenuous than I had explained to them. The chains, scrambling and awesome views at the peak made up for the up hill, multi-stair climb.

Went on a Friday after work and saw some guys paraglide off the top at sunset. It was more challenging than I expected, but the views were absolutely worth it - even before the paragliders showed up.

The views are incredible, took us an hour to get to the 3rd peak.

Fantastic hike with amazing views, but be prepared for some seriously steep hiking. The first third of the hike up to First Peak is mostly wooden stairs, and they were the hardest part of the hike for me. Go as early as you can to avoid the crowds.

Fantastic day hike. Views, challenging rugged trail, plenty of space to avoid the crowds

Beautiful hike. Most beautiful views. I love endurance based ascends that get the heart pumping but there were a couple of sections where my heart was pumping not because of cardio... a couple of sections need ropes and have none. Didn’t enjoy that scramble. Otherwise I’d give it 5 stars but I think safety could be improved.

20 days ago

Strenuous straight up but well worth the views at the top

hiking
21 days ago

Came here on a sunny Thursday and met no one else the entire time

Simply amazing! There's no feeling comparable when you get to the top and look up at the falling waterfall. God's creations are truly amazing!

The trail is nothing to get excited about. It mostly follows old logging roads. I would rate the trek to the lake as moderate. The area around the lake is beautiful. Great color in the lake and it's surrounded with majestic peaks. However, it's then a average hike back to the parking lot. If you know how to drive on logging roads you will have no problem. The cross ditches are minor and shouldn't pose a challenge. Any all wheel drive vehicle will have no problem....a car was in the parking lot.

for how short of a jaunt it is from the parking lot it's pretty nice. it's hard to get a good picture of it from a photographer's standpoint.

I definitely wouldn't consider this moderate in the slightest. Pretty but not stellar views and lots of people. It's one of the more frequented hikes at the top of the Sea to Sky gondola. I don't know if it says it anywhere on the profile but you have to take the gondola to this hike unless you want to do the more strenuous Sea to Sky trail. It's half off on Saturdays after 5 during the summer!

So much to discover if exploring surrounding trails on the alltrails map! Pretty sure we discovered all the via Ferrata- some to be had on all 3 peaks if you look, including both sides of peak 1. We did a funky figure 8, up peak 2, down peak 3 (recommend the opposite), back up peak 2, cross to peak 1 (up the via Ferrata), then back down and around to peak 1 (where we discovered the rest of the via Ferrata and 3rd/4th class descent to reach the remaining chains and ladders, which of course we had to descend to complete the circuit!) and then back up the via Ferrata to peak 1 and down via the usual Chief trail and then down to the start. Hike to peak 2 was a fabulous bouldery rock scramble. I was in approach shoes and completely comfortable on the terrain, but those in questionable hiking shoes or fearful of heights will want to leave time to backtrack if you explore these trails. Compared to sea to summit, this was much more of an adrenaline rush. In contrast, sea to summit seems more of a steep trail about to succumb to erosion in spots w some optional rope assists, and is overrated with a ridiculous number of posted warning signs.

Loved it. Challenging as it’s steep in parts. Overall well worth it!

i wanted to get a head start for sunrise and I am really bummed I couldn't make it to the trailhead. I thought I read the reviews for this hike but apparently I did not. that being said, I've uploaded some pictures of the road so others don't make the same mistake I did.

I can handle bumpy, rocky roads and maneuvering potholes, but there are small trenches in the road. by the time I reached the second one with about 5k left, i admitted defeat and drove back to town.

YOU NEED AT LEAST 1/2 METER OF CLEARANCE AND 4WD!

Great hike, you will need an all wheel drive or 4x4 to get to though. We had a convoy going of all wheel, 4x4 and a Honda civic fwd the civic almost made it to the end. But definitely not recommended as he got stuck.

The trail itself is a mixture of wooded forest out to open trail and then scrambling across rocks. Moderate /hard but well worth it.
The reward up the top with the new tent platforms and paths are great.

Reward yourself with a swim. The waters beautiful!

We went to the second peak. It was my first time. Took us about 1 1/2 hours.
Breath taking views. Neat that you have such a variety of terrain to travel :)

Great quarter-half day hike!! Did this after a day of climbing. Super fun scramble. Definitely recommend hiking shoes for this one, as the terrain is solid 3rd class. Met some wing suit base jumpers on their way up as we were coming down, so we ran down the trail and got down in time to watch them in flight!

Really fun scramble. Ropes “required,” but wearing grippy hiking shoes or approach shoes, didn’t need them. Seems overrated for what it is. much prefer Stawamus Chief and surrounding trails: loads of via Ferrata- a candy store for the adrenaline junky. See my review for route details.

Beautiful mountain but it makes you see everything around it that's bigger and you feel like a sissy...

hiking
30 days ago

Super fun! Definitely try to at least make it to the 2nd peak if not 3rd. Rocks can be slippery so be careful. Chains & ladders are provided to help with the steepness of some parts.
There is one ladder where people have stuck their stickers on if you wanna bring a sticker along!

Beautiful fall

hiking
1 month ago

Did 3 peaks took me 2.5 hours was so beautiful

Take lots of water with you

1 month ago

Really great hike with an intense uphill, but definitely worth it for the views at the top! Trail can get super busy as it is very popular, and definitely worth going to the 2nd peak since the top has a lot more room for groups to have their own space to rest and have lunch. Definitely need to be in shape to do this hike especially since at the top you need to pull yourself up using a chain on the rocks.

I did peak 2 & 3. The stairs at the beginning were pretty exhausting for me as I just started going on hikes, but after that it went well. The view is amazing!! The way down was hard on my knees and ankles and I was sore for two days, but I would definitely do it again!
Great hike

Very difficulty uphill climb. The trail starts with wooden stairs and then becomes more of a scramble with rock stairs and finally chains and ladders. Worth the view!!!! Absolutely spectacular!

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