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The Whistler Train Wreck Trail

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Address: Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1, Canada

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Easy to get to with a new bridge in place - worth a visit

My daughter was in Whistler last year and went to visit this train wreck - at that time you had to walk along the tracks and jump if a train was coming. Anyway, this has changed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter was in Whistler last year and went to visit this train wreck - at that time you had to walk along the tracks and jump if a train was coming. Anyway, this has changed. We were in Whistler this year and I read that a new bridge had opened. There is a trail to the bridge and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite something - like you have never seen before - amazing. well worth the walk from the road. really glad we went here. suspension bridge was great too, all shinny and new. You have to park car and then walk on a trail .

Thank Ruthiewilson104
Onchan, Isle of Man
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went from function junction (with detailed notes from our chalet hosts) and still took a few wrong turns. We were on our MTB's and it was a technical trail but fun if you like that sort of thing. When we got to the trains (used in a mtb video) we noticed a new suspension bridge - so new infact... More 

1 Thank Peter C
Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train wreck trail has some amazing views along the way. If you start from just behind Olive's Market in Function Junction, you will be able to follow the trail until you hit the train tracks, you can then pass over the tracks and walk through the forest the rest of the way. This way you get to pass some... More 

1 Thank Shannonmullins1990
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from Whistler and are thankful we spent one of our mornings hiking to the train wreck site! About a week before we arrived Whistler had just opened a new suspension bridge leading to the site via either the Trash Trail or the Sea to Sky trail. We hiked in via the Trash Trail (moderate) and took... More 

3 Thank Christina A
Todos Santos, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Access is now legal and improved, but when I visited the 'wrecks' it was sort of off limits. But it is an awesome sight if you like artistic graffiti, colorful wrecks in the middle of the forest. Bring your camera!

1 Thank Tripperzerro
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to long of a walk for a very cool look at the train wreck site. How the cars ended up where they did I will never understand. The cars have been painted and some have been built into bike jumps. Interesting spot and the train passes frequently as well.

1 Thank atkinsonmae
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in Function Junction for 23 years and have visited the train wreck for that many years. It is a beautiful walk and a nice place to visit... up until the last few years when 100's of people started walking to it and throwing their coffee cups, plastic bottles, tin cans, plastic snack wrappers, etc in the woods beside... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a great hike that is close to Whistler with stunning views of the river. It's not an easy trail, you have to take directions if you haven't traversed it before -- knowing the indicator signs of the trail are key because there aren't any written signs, even the trail isn't identified by a sign (have to know you... More 

1 Thank Sharon L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Great trail with great nature experience, forest, streams and waterfalls on the way to the wreck. Takes 1 hour return walk, well worth it and suitable for a teenage family

1 Thank Frafranz

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