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Hike up the Squamish Chief (Second Peak). At Your Own Pace - Then Beer!

A great hike up to the epic views of the Squamish Valley. Then to the watershed for a beer and burger before heading back to Vancouver.

This hike is a great workout and a must for anyone wanting an epic view and knocking one off the bucket list... I recommend you partner up with someone at your level and preferably someone that has done it before (though it's not a requirement and the route is well marked).

YOU DO THIS HIKE AT YOUR OWN RISK

This is a great hike that is a little easier than the Grouse Grind. Once at the top yo can see right up the valley and out to the water and islands, Anvil and Gambier. There is no sky ride down so you do need to hike down at the end.

There is a great restaurant called the Water Shed.

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/85/1443177/restaurant/British-Columbia/The-WaterShed-Grill-Squamish

So beer and a burger at the bottom to celebrate.

I'll be bringing my dog on this one.

cheers

sime

 

Directions...

 

    • 1. Head west on E 13th Ave toward Clark Dr53 m
    • 2. Turn right onto Clark Dr0.4 km
    • 3. Turn right onto E Broadway2.4 km
    • 4. Turn left onto Renfrew St2.1 km
    • 5. Turn right onto E Hastings St0.9 km
    • 6. Take the 1st left toward BC-1 W/Trans-Canada Hwy0.3 km
    • 7. Take the Trans Canada Highway/BC-1 W ramp0.4 km
    • 8. Merge onto BC-1 W/Trans-Canada Hwy22.6 km
    • 9. Keep left to continue on BC-99 N42.7 km
    • 10. Turn right onto Mamquam River Forest Service Rd0.3 km
  • [masked] Valley Drive, Squamish, BC V0N 1T0, Canada

 

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  • Monika

    Everyone was so nice and friendly. We all got along so well!

    June 25, 2013

  • Nicole

    Does anyone else have the day 2 leg pain? ugh !!! Thank god the company was fabulous ! !!!

    June 25, 2013

  • Lawrence G.

    What a great day. The view was a wonderful reward well earned. Thanks Simon

    June 24, 2013

  • Nav

    Need a ride, if anyone have one spot? I will pitch in for gas or drink on me ..Simon, looks like your car is full aready? Richara, if you still have room?

    June 18, 2013

    • Nav

      Thank you! See you at 1 at trout lake.

      June 19, 2013

    • Nav

      Thanks for the message, it all worked out really well. I hope things are fine at your end.

      June 23, 2013

  • Nav

    Absolutely fantastic day! Thank you Simon!

    June 23, 2013

  • Simon

    That was terrific.

    June 23, 2013

  • Karen

    Fantastic! Loved the view and the people. This was my first Meetup with this group but I will definitely be back.

    June 23, 2013

  • Darryn L.

    Awesome day, spectacular views, great people and brontosaurus burgers ... What a dream

    June 23, 2013

  • Darryn L.

    Cool there are a couple of us out the front o the center hoping to be picked up

    June 23, 2013

  • Simon

    I'll be at Trout Lake Community Centre parking Lot at 12:45 and leaving at 1pm. If anyone needs to get a hold of me my number is[masked]-4357. Once we start carpooling we could meet other cars in West Van at the top of Taylor Way. My car is Silver Toyota Matrix with a wrap on it for my company. It says "Lost Your Data?" So keep an eye out for me. It sounds like there are a few cars meeting at Trout with extra seats so if you don't have a ride then we'll see you there. Don't be late ;-)

    Sime

    June 23, 2013

    • Karen

      Hi Simon, unfortunately my ride with Richara just fell through, so I will try to snag one of your spots.

      June 23, 2013

    • Karen

      Hi again Sime -- I'm just going to head to Trout Lake around 12:30 and go with whoever has space, so if you don't see me there, I'm probably with someone else. Just letting you know so you don't wait for me unnecessarily!

      June 23, 2013

  • JennS

    Wish I saw this sooner!! I have lunch plans otherwise I would tag along....

    June 23, 2013

  • Nicole

    Have space in my vehicle, I will be at trout lake at 12:30

    June 23, 2013

  • Simon

    It looks like we're going to have a good turn out for our Squamish Hike... Lots of people are posting for rides. I'm thinking anyone with cars that have extra space should all meet up in Vancouver say at 12:30 and anyone needing a ride can meet up then and pile into a car that has space. I'm thinking we should meed at the parking lot of Trout Lake Community Centre at 12:30. From there we can convoy to the mountain. Trout Lake Community Centre
    3360 Victoria Drive
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4M4


    http://goo.gl/maps/gyYfg

    June 18, 2013

    • Simon

      Just to clarify I'm taking roy and nav

      June 20, 2013

    • Karen

      Hi Richara, sorry to hear about your family emergency. I hope everything works out.

      June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry got stomach bug can't make it:-(

    June 23, 2013

  • Tiffany T.

    Can we all car pool if we meet at Lonsdale Quay?

    June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      that's good idea. We can meet at 1:10 and decide. I don't mind driving.

      June 22, 2013

    • Tiffany T.

      Can I get your number? Where would you like to meet?

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone else needs a ride let me know I have space available. I'll be driving from North Vancouver.

    June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure thing, Lonsdale quay is perfect. How about we meet there at 1:10?

      June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great, see you!

      June 22, 2013

  • Tiffany T.

    Varma and I have room for 2 people in the Ford Fiesta. We live in North Vancouver if some one needs a ride.

    June 22, 2013

  • Antoine

    I am coming from Kits to Trout Lake and have some seats left. Anyone need a ride let me know

    June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry wrong number[masked] 7106...

      June 22, 2013

    • Antoine

      Hi Ger, if you could call me on[masked] we can plan the details

      June 22, 2013

  • Darryn L.

    If anyone has spots left a mate of mine wants to join in on the hike but hasnt got a lift.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My ride fell through, has anyone else got a spare seat?

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need a ride from Vancouver. Have anybody empty spot in car? I'll pitch in for gas/drink on me... thanks

    June 22, 2013

  • Steve W.

    Gotta work outta BC this weekend. Enjoy the hike everyone!!!

    June 21, 2013

  • JORDAN C.

    Going to Dragon Boat Festival and Greek Day on Broadway instead :)

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    =)

    June 21, 2013

  • Johnny Z.

    My apologies. I got called to work

    June 21, 2013

  • Steve W.

    I'm also coming from the east broadway/commercial dr. area with an empty car if anyone else needs a ride.

    June 11, 2013

    • Steve W.

      Sorry guys, I'm gonna have to pull out of the hike. I just found out Im being sent to edmonton to deal with a huge proble

      June 21, 2013

    • Steve W.

      M there. Best of luck!!'

      June 21, 2013

  • Trista M.

    Not able to make it :(( Really wanted to go... Have an amazing time!

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I will be at Trout Lake Community Centre at 12:30pm, and I will need a ride. Thank you, Mandeesh

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    =)

    June 18, 2013

  • Elena

    Hi, just a quick question is it possible to hike in your running shoes? Also can someone recommend a good store for hiking boots. Thank you.

    June 17, 2013

    • Abimael A.

      running shoes are fine for this hike! but if you are going to do it on a regular basis, probably boots are better! a good place could be MEC

      June 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I recommend Sports Junkies which is just down the street from MEC on Broadway. Lots of new gear from last season at discounted prices. I have hiking boots, but I prefer my trail runners.

      June 18, 2013

  • Rick L.

    So are we all meeting after the hike at the Watershed Grill or are some of you meeting before the Grill to hike together?

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any more lifts going for this?

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll need a ride from Downtown Vancouver or Sea bus station in North Van. Anybody has an available room?

    June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Valle. I tried to send I a message, and I think it didn't go through. My cell is[masked]

      June 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Dillan, I received your email. Thanks.

      June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello fellow hikers.
    In light of Lindsey's cancellation, It looks like I can give one more person a ride.

    June 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Abmael. Yes, there is space into car. Can u meet us infront of t&t near stadium at 12:30?

      1 · June 18, 2013

    • Abimael A.

      sure! thank you very much! I will be there!

      June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I would like to carpool...Broadway and Granville area anyone?

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anybody carpool?

    June 16, 2013

  • Nicole

    I can give someone a ride , I will be coming from white rock but need to make a stop in kits so can pick up people on the way.

    June 4, 2013

    • Nicole

      Johnny, I need to drop my dog off at his sitters in kits before I go, I would like to do that first that is why I want to pick up at a sky train station downtown after.

      June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Nicole, please indicate the exact location and time you would like us to be for a ride share. Thanks, Mandeesh

      June 14, 2013

  • Robin

    just got hurt, will have to sit this one out

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can give a ride to two more people. I can meet you in front of T&T near Stadium.

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • Lindsey E.

      I am not going to be able to come to this event. I had asked for a ride with you, but you can give it to someone else now! Sorry for the inconvenience.

      June 11, 2013

    • Johnny Z.

      Looks like Dillan has been dissed

      June 11, 2013

  • Roy B.

    I will need a ride. I can meet my ride anywhere near a skytrain station.

    June 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Johnny, I believe you misread what I said :) (Or, perhaps, I misread what you said?) I don't have any room left after I account for the people who have confirmed already. I do apologize profusely.

      June 6, 2013

    • Roy B.

      ok

      June 6, 2013

  • Lisa

    Hey I would love to join the hike but I would need to catch a ride with someone...anyone coming from Port Moody?

    June 4, 2013

  • Lisa

    I am looking to join a carpool out to Squamish. Also I have never done the Cheif, about how long will it take approximately?

    June 2, 2013

  • Johnny Z.

    If anyone can give me a ride I will help 10 bucks with gas

    June 1, 2013

  • Dana B.

    Ahhh Simon, I knew there was something that was happening this weekend...darn it all, I will be celebrating a friend's wedding staggette, shower that weekend...I will catch the next one though for sure!!!!

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Rachelle R.

    Really looking forward to this. Simon I think you live close to me, would it be possible to get a ride with someone. Thanks :)

    June 1, 2013

    • Simon

      sure, I'll have room for 3 people and a half people.

      June 1, 2013

  • Melanie

    Looking forward to doing a hike in my own backyard! Cheers! M

    June 1, 2013

  • Rachelle R.

    Hey there,

    June 1, 2013

  • Darryn L.

    Definetly will be there , I'm excited ...... Wooooo

    1 · May 31, 2013

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