Stawamus Chief Trail

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Stawamus Chief Trail is a 6.3 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
806 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

forest

views

wildlife

snow

washed out

hiking
3 days ago

An intermediate hike with great views of Howe Sound. There are three peaks with pretty much the same views, we chose the second one. No special gear is required, unless you're rock climbing all the way up. There are chains and ladders at places to aid the climbing wherever it's required.

hiking
13 days ago

super fun hike! as a 13 yr old girl i found this a slight challenge but managed to do all 3 peaks under the average time. tip! when you get to the 2nd peak, don't go back to the trail the way you came! there is another trail down from the 2nd peak that leads to the 3rd! i was with some experienced hikers who knew the area but if you just look around you should find it easily.

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17 days ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Great views. Gets pretty crowded. If only doing one peak I'd recommend the 2nd.

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1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

rough uphill trek, not too bad if you're fit. Beautiful waterfall almost the whole way up. 360 degree mountain views from the top. There are 3 peaks you can do, I only went to the first one. It was enough for me. 100% worth it

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with amazing views. Some fun rock scrambles and beautiful panoramic views from each peak. The first two peaks were very crowded but barely anyone at the third peak. Well maintained trail and a good leg burner

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Outstanding hike ! it is well travelled with public, but there is a fork part way up. If you want a challenge go right, the road less travelled is never easy. stunning views in all directions, take the time to get to 3rd peak. It's rewarding knowing you conquered, then sit and enjoy.

P.s bring a lunch, on any peak it's a great picnic !

hiking
2 months ago

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