From the highway, this beast looks pretty impressive. I say, now that's a steep hike if I ever saw one... Ok so the hike is up the back, alongside a fast downhill creek. The front is for the hardcore monolith climbers.
Rugged and steep, I liked it from the start, well the part that started after the wooden staircases anyway, but what can I say? It's close enough to Vancouver they cater to all kinds of "hikers"...
From the top, the Chief has an awesome view. The edge is one serious dropoff... definitely the kind of view you want to see at the end of a hike like this.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone in good enough shape to hike consistently for a couple hours and can keep their head on straight when climbing down some slippery rocks. All in all, a good day!