Stawamus Chief Trail

HARD 153 reviews
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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

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7 days ago

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9 days ago

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9 days ago

After you get past the stairs, the rest is pretty easy. I'd say the stairs are probably 1/3rd of energy exertion on this hike. This trail is the least amount of work for the most amount of payoff :)

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9 days ago

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11 days ago

13 days ago

Stairs!! Stairs!! And more stairs!!! Recommend hiring the peaks in reverse order, so much better, so start with Peak #3!

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17 days ago

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18 days ago

18 days ago

Wasn't "hard" at all. I think hard would be a dangerous hike with lots of scrambling. There was none of that TBH
Just stairs and steady climb all the way. Good butt and leg burn. Beauty views

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24 days ago

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26 days ago

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28 days ago

Relatively short, challenging, with stunning views at the top. Three peaks to visit!

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28 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

This was a bit of a challenge and I loved every bit of it.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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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1 month ago