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Queen and King of the Hill - Week #2 - Stawamus Chief Second Peak

May 26th to June 2nd 2024

What's a Squamish uphill challenge without a brutal stairs workout? Those relentless staircases are a rite of passage for Sea-to-Sky dwellers of all sorts. Welcome to the Second Peak hike on the Stawamus Chief. You know the terrain—steep, unforgiving, a true battle against gravity.  


Start your watch at the wood gutter (you know, the one that's claimed many many ankles) at the start of the Stawamus Chief First Peak trail.

Follow the First Peak hiking trail for approximately 2/3 of the ascent. After the big boulder and a last flight of stairs, head right at the First Peak/Second Peak junction.

Stop your watch when you reach the flat rock slab at the top of the second peak. 

  • Distance: 1.59km one way
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Elevation Gain: 560 meters +-
  • Where to Park: Stawamus Chief 
  • Surface: Expect stairs, slippery roots, rocks, and low angled rock slabs 
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