Stawamus Chief Park, Squamish

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Take in views of pristine surroundings as you hike one of the many trails at Stawamus Chief Park. The park spans for 5 sq km (1.9 sq mi) and takes visitors past mountains, trees, and lakes. Tackle The Chief trail to head to the park's main attraction, an impressive rock formation of the same name. Following a tough hike, reward yourself with panoramic views from atop the 700 m (2,297 ft) tall granite monolith, which stands above the waters of the nearby Howe Cove. It's commonly believed that this is the second largest granite monolith in the world. Before you head to Squamish, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Squamish trip planner, to make sure you see all that Squamish has to offer, including Stawamus Chief Park.
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  • It is 660 meters uphill. It is definitely tough and steep. No toilets. But definitely worth it. The view is stunning. It is also very rewarding to climb so high. You feel like a hero after that :). Be...  more »
  • Starting at the Stawamus Chief trailhead, park in the upper lot to the right at the round about of you can: It is a quick start to the stairmaster climb. Serious stair master workout for the first 30 ...  more »
  • We saw people hiking with small dogs and small children. I would not recommend that. The trail was crowded but people fairly respectful in letting each other pass. Must be able to climb ladders and us...  more »
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