We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Book In Advance

Start Date
End Date
All photos (224)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great hike”(23 reviews)
“grouse grind”(18 reviews)
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Stawamus Chief Park
from USD 64.50
More Info
from USD 111.32
More Info
Reviews (300)
Filter reviews
272 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great hike challenging hike grouse grind howe sound stair master stawamus chief wear good hiking shoes bring water and snacks rock steps worth the climb worth the effort avoid the crowds amazing views parking lot shannon falls sunny day bucket list
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 272 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2018

I lucked in to perfect weather for this hike. Longer legs might have been nice. The steps have probably been made for giants, who also enjoy pretty hikes. I wore trail runners, and that's enough. The terrain is really mellow, and the granite, once you're...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdrienneM1971
Reviewed 28 November 2018

I have made the summit several times now and it never becomes dull. The environment on the hike up, the climbing with chain and ladder, the stunning views at the top make the hike well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Always an amazing trek up to experience these views, we brought 2 8-year-olds and a fouryear old, they were such troopers, Start them young and let them live a healthy adventurous life by leading them by example

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 687waynem
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

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 well dressed, good shoes, water and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vedia85
Reviewed 24 October 2018

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 minutes. We opted to go to peak...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hwieler
Reviewed 19 October 2018

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 use a rope (chain) to get up the rock.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank S A
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I vent up in the early hour to see the sunrise. It was amazing to see the waterfall/brook in moonlight. And on the "top of the adventure" ,breakfast.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank E5418UHpeters
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Loved this walk. Nice September day, decided to do peak 2 as it looked like a loop walk.... yes it was very steep as other reviews mention, but took it easy and it wasn't a problem. However what I seem to have missed somewhere along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Myself and girlfriend attempted the first peak. I can say it was incredibly hard work, with a steep non stop climb. Much of it on steps or rocks. There is a half way point where you can stop and get some views while you have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank a12e24
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I live locally and this is a regular hike for me. It can be done very easily as a half-day hike or less (90 mins - 4 hrs round trip depending on how many peaks you want to conquer in a session and how active...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Paul H
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Hotel Squamish
209 reviews
1.92 km away
Squamish Budget Inn
43 reviews
1.99 km away
Mountain Retreat Hotel
381 reviews
3.71 km away
Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish
292 reviews
4.76 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 106 nearby restaurants
Copper Coil Still & Grill
327 reviews
1.83 km away
The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar
91 reviews
1.93 km away
Howe Sound Brew Pub
575 reviews
1.64 km away
Zephyr Cafe
171 reviews
1.95 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 76 nearby attractions
Sea to Sky Gondola
1,847 reviews
1.25 km away
11 reviews
.91 km away
Canadian Coastal
5 reviews
1.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Les B
5 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from doug t | Reviewed this property |
This was my first time doing the chief but I now know that you have to do the hike in order to take in the view. There is no view from the parking lot area. Pack a lunch and hydration and plan to spend a couple hours to hike... More