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

did the trail March 17, micro spikes needed as some part of the trail has sheets of ice on it, some packed snow, some are starting to get slushy. not really for beginners as its mostly steep.. chains and ropes are handy to some parts as well. the last gondola ride I believe is at 5pm, so if you're not a fast hiker, do the hike early (I'm a moderate hiker and did it for almost 4 hours

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rocky
5 days ago

So much fun and such a beautiful day! Climbed the dreaded stairs on the way up

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snow
9 days ago

Quite a bit of ice at 400+ metre elevation in the shadowy spots, lots of people turning around. Should be good if prepared for that.. at least until the coming melt over the next few weeks.

Trail was tough but very well marked. Microspikes necessary. We had to hustle to beat the last gondola at 5. We made it at 445. Very steep. Sections of slight scrambles. Chains and ropes. Trail somewhat broken in through snow. Views when you get em are wow.

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snow
1 month ago

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2 months ago

This trail has everything you’d want in a hike. Water features, amazing outlooks, some challenging stretches. Definitely recommend. Wasn’t as crowded as I was anticipating.

Great exercise, and a view that makes the climb worth it! Bring snacks and water!

Amazon vires, Nice beer at summit

This was a difficult trail for me despite the fact that I have always been athletics and attending the gym regularly for many years. Hiking is a very different sport and when I finished the hike I experienced nausea for several hours. My recommendation is that if you are not conditioned for hiking like I currently am, start with easy hikes and build up your muscular endurance which was what I was mainly lacking.

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4 months ago

Took 3 hours and 15 in and out, with 30 mins up top. It’s steep very steep. Lots of stairs and rocks. Chains and ladders at the top. View is incredible. Was a great challenging hike

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4 months ago

Amazing hike!! My husband and I took our dog on our hike and we loved how challenging the trails were. The peak was well worth the view. Our calves were sore for 3 days. Lol. We would do it again if we’re ever in the area.

Very fun trail. It has a few challenging activities. Prepare for high stairs and ladders.

this hike has been on my bucket list for a while and finally did it! it is everything that people say in their reviews. is challenging but totally doable. we took just over 3 hours to get to the top and took the gondola down. the trail is the best marked trail we've been on in a long time.

it was a nice sunny day☀. We did the 3 peaks all in 1 day. it was scrambling and steep. The chain was very helpful to climb up. I recommended this hike.

You need proper shoes and no need poles.

1 peak: scramble and ladder.

2 peak: Very challenging. Lots of chains to climb up. There is a shortcut to go to peak 3. It is a very short distance and simple view.

3 peak: from the top...You don't need to go back to the 2 peaks. You can climb down and turn right going to the parking lot. there is no chain or ladder to climb down but steep and lots of rocks.



The rocks are big and steep. You need to pay attention to yellow marks from 3 peaks going down to the parking lot.

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5 months ago

Tough trail but great views. I stopped near the peak because I felt uncomfortable doing the rock scramble alone. I passed several people on the trail, especially near sunset. Recommend!

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5 months ago

Love this hike! Done it with my kids and dog a few times. Challenging but so worth it!

Super hike to the 3 chiefs, 3 separate summits, with super flat rocks on each for a snack and take in the views. Good stepping practice to start the hike. The alternate route back quite steep in places, take slow.

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5 months ago

Fun quick with awesome views.

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5 months ago

Awesome hike!!! Super steep, lots of stairs and have to hold on to chains towards the top. Distance isn’t long but it’s slow going. Don’t bring your dog.

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6 months ago

Came up from Texas, hiked this in late September, very wet. We did the trail straight to peak 2. Excellent hike, lots of stair climbing, both wood and placed rock. Up to the last bit towards peak 2 it's simple, but a heavy leg workout. The top bit of the trail just before peak 2 starts having some tighter squeezes and chains to help you up steep inclines, and then there's a switchback. We had to stop there because of the wet and some of our party didn't have shoes that could handle it. Disappointing, but we'll be back in a couple months to beat it!

It’s a work out for this hike as it’s a 2000 ft continuous rise, leading to spectacular views of Squamish town and Howe Sound, take snacks or lunch so you can relax and enjoy the views.

Rad, challenging hike. I'm athletic enough but work a desk job and don't get out as often as I like, so the first 1/4 of this one was a bit of a winder - once you settle in to a good pace, though, just take in the beautiful surroundings and drink enough water, the views along the way and at the top are worth it!

pretty rough but so worth it. Best climb yet.

The stairs at the start are quite challenging, but the view is well worth it

Other than being very busy this is a great trail!

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6 months ago

Beautiful hike with a rewarding destination at the top. I love the view from peak 2. Make sure to pack a snack to enjoy at the top. The chipmunks are friendly and will devour any food left behind. It gets a little chilly at the top so pack a light jacket.

Amazing!

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6 months ago

great view! amazing workout

We did this hike on the way back from whistler. Didn’t take too long, great if you’re looking for sore calf’s or a natural stair master.. the views at the top on a nice day are super rewarding and worth the quick hike up!

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