Stawamus Chief Trail

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Stawamus Chief Trail is a 3.9 mile 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
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2644 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

forest

views

wildlife

snow

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2 days ago

Awesome! Alot of elevation, stairs and some chains to climb.
Short but exhausting.
However, once you are on the top, the reward is great!

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hiking
9 days ago

Fantastic workout. At the split, I kept right to bypass the 1st and 2nd peaks in order to head straight to the 3rd. TERRIBLE trail markers. Got lost a lot. I didn't have enough battery to use this app. Still love the chief though. Just don't recommend heading straight to third alone and/or inexperienced.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Killer workout. Wear proper shoes! It was super challenging for me and great fun. The views from all three peaks are amazing and the full loop will easily take up your whole morning or afternoon. It took us about 6 hours return with lunch on second peak and wildlife viewing break on third. Be prepared for the crowds. This trail is super busy despite its difficulty rating!

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing especially if you hike to the third peak.

hiking
1 month ago

Maybe my favorite trail ever. Intensely steep. Insanely beautiful. Challenging. A bit busy.