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. To visit Stawamus Chief Park and other attractions in Squamish, use our Squamish travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 6, 2017
    We had a blast climbing all three peaks of the chief. Challenging, with steep steps to start and then ladders, chains and boulders to finish but the views are spectacular! Most people only go to the 2...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Evening climb to peak 1. Climb is quite challenging, uphill all the way with no flat spots or gentle slopes. The view from the top is amazing. Well worth the effort it takes to reach the top.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    So if you are going to hike all three you better have been on the stair master prior to hiking this or be hiking mountaints that go up for days and down for days. If you are going to hike one then do ...  more »

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