Skyline Ridge Trail
The Skyline Ridge Trail is a challenging 20.1 km uphill hiking route near Squamish that sets out from Stawamus Chief Provincial Park and climbs along an undulating ridge to provide amazing views over the expanse of Howe Sound, as well as the nearby granite monolith known as “The Chief”. This trail has a good variation in its terrain and an elevation gain of 1,566 m, making it a difficult but rewarding climb. This hiking route is perfect for those who like to push themselves while out on the trail.
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Route Description for Skyline Ridge Trail
The Skyline Ridge Trail sets out from Stawamus Chief Provincial Park near Squamish and initially climbs up an old logging road before transitioning to a steep uphill trek along the ridge. A gorgeous hiking route with some amazing views of Howe Sound, the Skyline Ridge Trail is an all-day hike due to the length and intensity of the climb. The trail itself is a mix of overgrown logging roads, well-maintained dirt trails, steep uphill climbs, and rocky/root-covered paths that will leave you needing to soak your feet after its completion. If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding full-day hike from Squamish, then the Skyline Ridge Trail should definitely be on your radar.
Getting to the Skyline Ridge Trail Trailhead
To get to the parking area for the Skyline Ridge Trail from Squamish, drive south on BC-99 S and make a left turn off the highway just before the Sea to Sky Gondola. Continue for 500 m and take the first exit on the roundabout to reach the parking lot.
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