Explore the most popular river 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.

Really fun scramble. Ropes “required,” but wearing grippy hiking shoes or approach shoes, didn’t need them. Though Stawamus peak one was more challenging terrain

Take lots of water with you

The best hike. Kids and dog like it too. Took gondola down , pay 15$ for adults and dog. So worth of money than knee pain.

Great hike, well marked, food and drinks at the top, epic views and a ride back down...no excuse to miss leg day.

I have done this trail today in time 1,30. The weather wasnt good, but still nice walk. Very easy, i am in love with this forest.

amazing views, challenging trail, less crowded than most local trails. trail is 7.5km one way and would be a challenge going down so the tram down is worth the $15. dogs could do the trail but keep them on a leash, especially near the falls. sadly a sign to leash your dog had to be made because an owner didn't have common sense. dogs are not allowed near the Cafe building either.

Well marked, surprisingly busy hike and a very good workout. Took us just under3 hrs with a couple stops. 7.5 km one way. Took the gondola down.

Great hike! Very well marked, and definitely not a boring hike! You get great views and close to Shannon falls, hike under the gondola at some points. There are short rock faces where there are ropes to assist. Quite steep but parts where it evens out.
We are relatively fit and it took us exactly 3hrs one way up. Best part is there is ice cream up at the top of the gondola! And an awesome view obviously :)

great hike and some amazing views along the way!

Great trail with lots of different terrain, just don’t miss the sea to sky turn off or you’ll end up climbing the chief and the sea to sky all in one day!

hiking
2 months ago

The route shown is not the best. Visit the Adventure Centre or D.O.S. website for better information.

Great trail, lots of variety with rope pulls, stairs, and light scrambling in sections. Heavy trail traffic along portion that follows the Chief but dispersed afterwards. Well-marked, in great condition, and various viewpoints along the way. Completed in just under 2.5hrs with minimal stops. Opportunity to explore other trails and activities at the top. Take the gondola down for $15.00, would not advise taking trail.

Super rewarding hike! I honestly believe the stairs are the worst part. The ropes on the rock sections are lots of fun and I did it all in a pair of running shoes! Took me about 3 hours and took the gondola down for $15 because my legs were dead. Best of luck!

Hiked this on May 5, 2018. A bit of compact snow probably pass 6 km. No need for snow shoes or crampons. I hiked this with my hiking shoes but your runners with a good grip will work too. Good long hike. Well marked. Great view up top and there’s plenty of food at the lodge. 15$ to ride the gondola down.

nice woodsy hike, well marked, beautiful lakes

I did this trail last summer and it was amazing. It wasn’t like the grouse grind. It is less stairs and more of an uphill walk. There are parts that make you use your arms to pull you over rocks and sometimes there are ropes too. That’s why I like this trail. It is not that busy too. You start the trail on the chief so it is busy but this trail cuts out of the crowd after 20 minutes. It takes an average person about 3-3.5 hours but I did it in just over 3 hours.

If you are fit this is a lovely hike. Yes it’s hard at the start but if you take your time to enjoy the views it makes for a great day. Costs $15 to take the gondola down which is worth it not to twist an ankle.

Love this at beginning of hiking season! Lol my hiking season haha perfect starter hike for the big uns

The hike started abit crazy at first. Felt grouse grind all over due to the stairs. Although once you get to the chief/sea to summit separation section everything changes. So far the most amazing hike I have ever done. I really took my time and enjoyed every bit of it.
There are a couple sections thou, the loose rock section and the rope climbing one are not all easy. The last section with the rock was alittle insane to me. Did it in April so the last 25% was full of snow. Be careful as some sections get really deep.
All and all this was an amazing hike for a moderate level hiker, well worth exploring before hitting harder hikes.

walking
3 months ago

Less than 3% of BC's Coastline is estuarine and this is a gem in Squamish. It is also a Wildlife Management Area and while dogs are currently permitted they are required to be on a leash. It is also an Important Bird Area and many birds nest in the area and migrating waterfowl seek shelter here in winter. Black bears, coyotes, and bobcats spend time here foraging and hunting. Wildlife and pets do not mix so for your safety and that of your pets, please keep them leashed. Enjoy the wildlife and learn more about this amazing area.

3 months ago

This trail is short (20mins) around the small lake. Very pretty and green. It should be rated easy on this app. Great for children and walking small dogs. If you are looking for something longer, try Four Lakes Trail off of Alice Lake.

First 30 minutes quite tough then eases up a bit and then becomes harder halfway to the finish. 7.5 km to the gondola one way. Worth every huff and puff.

Wonderful challenge! No two steps are the same. Be prepared to use your mind, body, and spirit for this hike. There are some really cool views of the Howe Sound and Shannon Falls.

hiking
7 months ago

Great easy trail for anyone

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike in an enjoyable setting. Busy on an October Sunday. Nice view from the river.

Did this one a couple months ago and loved the challenge. Was even better the second time as I knew what to expect. Took 3 hours motoring pretty fast. It is difficult - long, scrambling, inclines. But not impossible. It's nice how it repeatedly challenges you and then evens out for a bit. Eat a good breakfast and bring lots of water. I went through 3L. Worth the beer and view at the end!

Beautiful hike with a gorgeous view on top! The first part with the stairs is quite hard and you have to keep energy for the rest!
We did the hike between 3:30pm and 7pm and stayed at the top of the mountain for the sunset, which was a spectacular and memorable moment! we went down with the gondola.
Amazing hike that I strongly recommand!

Today, Sept. 2, 2017, portions of this trail closed due to cougar activity on the trail. See photo.

Challenging hike, loved it

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