Stawamus Chief Hike: First, Second and Third Peak Loop

Types: Hikes & Treks

Region: Squamish

Stawamus Chief Hike: First, Second and Third Peak Loop

Let one of our professional guides take you on an iconic traverse of each of the 3 peaks on the Stawamus Chief! This iconic peak offers amazing views, challenging but fun hiking and gets away from the crowds that flock to peak 1.

Stawamus Chief Hike: First, Second and Third Peak Loop

This variation of the beautiful Stawamus Chief hike will take you up all three of the peaks that make up the iconic massif, locally known as "The Chief". Towering over 700m above the waters of the Howe Sound it features amazing views of the surrounding mountains, some great trails with some short sections of technical and fun scrambling and while it is a short day is still considered a challenging trail. But not to worry, our guides will be right there to help should you need it.

Trip Details:

  • Start: Stawamus Parking Lot
  • End: Same as the Start
  • Length: 7.5 Km
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 690 m
  • Time Required: 5-6 hrs

The Stawamus Chief hike is definitely a must-do route for any passionate hiker visiting the area. At 7 and a half kilometres, hiking Peak One, Two and Three together definitely gives hikers an amazing experience and the best views in the shortest distance. But despite being relatively short, this is not an easy hike. It involves several large stairway sections - similar to the iconic Grouse Grind but with even higher steps. It also includes several technical sections between each of the three peaks that are used to link them all together. These sections include a mixture of easy scrambling and via-ferrata type ladders that are typically used by climbers to access various parts of the Chief. But not to worry, we keep the ratio lower on this trip so that your guide can really help you through these sections by coaching, spotting and they can even put a rope on you if needed.

The combination of amazing views, multiple summits and short technical sections really makes this a memorable hike. We offer this trip to private groups of 1 to 4 people on a daily basis all summer. If you have more than 4 people that's fine, we'll can add another guide to the trip. Just let us know when you want to go and we'll set it up!

Custom Dates Available

Just let us know what dates will work for you and we will put together a custom package.

Fine Print:

Stawamus Chief Hike: First, Second and Third Peak Loop


  • Iconic Traverse of 3 Peaks
  • Technical Hiking
  • Amazing Views
Types Hikes & Treks
Region Squamish
Season July - September
Prices From $799.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

A medium length day, good fitness and a sense of adventure is required.

What's Included

  • ACMG/IFMGA Certified Guide
  • Group equipment
  • Group safety & emergency response equipment
  • Insurance & Permits

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to/from meeting points
  • Personal equipment
  • Meals and accommodation
  • Trip cancellation, travel and medial insurance


  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen & Lip Balm
  • Camera (optional)
  • Small Pack
  • Water Bottle & Snacks
  • Small Backpack


  • Light shirt
  • Multipurpose pants
  • Light Jacket
  • Trail Running Shoes


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