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The Whistler Train Wreck Trail

Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1, Canada
+1 604-932-5535
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Very Cool and Different

This combines a nice hike (about 15 minutes) with a unique destination - our whole family loved it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stunning and unique destination

We're here in mid-July '17... it's dry and warm. The trail to the Train Wreck is easy and smooth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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A long-time favourite among hikers and mountain bikers, Train Wreck features graffiti train cars and spectacular views of Cheakamus River. The trail was built many decades ago. The Resort Municipality of Whistler's new pedestrian bridge creates a safe, legal access point. The bridge connects Train Wreck to the Sea to Sky trail, which is part of the Trans Canada Trail. Associated trail connections have also been built on either side of the bridge. The Train Wreck suspension bridge can be accessed off Jane Lakes Road in the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood at the south end of Whistler from two locations: the multi-use singletrack "Trash" trail or the double track Sea to Sky trail
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1, Canada
+1 604-932-5535
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This combines a nice hike (about 15 minutes) with a unique destination - our whole family loved it. My 80-year old mother needed some help on the hike back out, but not much. You walk over a cool suspension bridge right before the wreck. The...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We're here in mid-July '17... it's dry and warm. The trail to the Train Wreck is easy and smooth. There is an amazing suspension bridge before you get to the wreck. When we got to the wreck we enjoyed the adventure of these train cars...More

Thank SuzyInPA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I agree that it maybe hard to find but don't give up. The parking is on the road. The walk can be done (on gravel) by wheelchair/walker onto the suspended bridge but the actual box cars are scattered through some old growth forest and not...More

Thank Chaperoneguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked this with my kids. Easy and fun. We loved the suspension bridge on the way to the wrecked trains. It was fun to climb around the trains.

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hiking adventure! The kids loved running all over the different trails. We all loved the suspension bridge. The trains are cool. They are left form a crash in the 1950's. A must go see!

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started this trail by taking the Trash shared bike trail not far from the parking area just off Hwy 99 (just over the Cheakamus River bridge). Once your near the river, it is raging and wild. eventually you come to spectacular falls. More amazing...More

1  Thank ampage2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the train wreck to do a mountain bike photo shoot, do recommend going to visit the train wreck as it is an amazing tourist attraction. A little hard to find, easiest is to walk down tracks until you see it. About 20 minutes...More

1  Thank Jonathan Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is extremely well maintained. The suspension bridge is very cool over the raging river. It was interesting to see the train wreck, but not sure I would need to do it more than once.

1  Thank CUBuffFamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hike through the forest! It's also a mountain bike path so the path is not smooth, but not overly strenuous. When you come across the first two cars, keep going to get to the others along the river. The trailhead is not marked, so...More

Thank minnesota1215
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

heard about this hike from friends and it was amazing. Spectacular water falls and a suspension bridge. The train wreck is the highlight and is quite the spectacle. We'll definitely do this hike again.

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July 20, 2016|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Driving toward Whistler on 99, stop at Function Junction. Find a place to park in town or at the parking lot at the Valley Trail across hwy 99. Walk along the railway tracks along the Checkamus River. This track is used, so... More
June 28, 2016|
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Response from SimplySusan62 | Reviewed this property |
Not a possibility :)
June 28, 2016|
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Response from Ana V | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend a stroller. It is the woods so not a very smooth road.