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The Whistler Train Wreck Trail
Ranked #9 of 99 things to do in Whistler
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

So awesome. Train wreck .. wowowo so much fun costed nothing

I would go again and again and then Id go again again

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Joseph V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Ecological Disaster Becomes Art”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We hiked this amazing trail today. Three and a half km in we went and three and a half km out. No significant climbing.

At least two waterfalls on the river, rapids, gorge, tall trees, soft pathways, and amazing vistas of the snow capped mountains.

The trail requires diligence in finding your way along a creek, over bare rock, through a forest, under a highway, along a railway track and then into a mysterious rainforest. Through the tall trees, then back onto the railway tracks, back into the trees again and again. Watch out for high speed freight trains.

One such freight train in the 1950's decided to jump the tracks and ended up in the middle of trees hundreds of years old. How did they get there? It's as if God dropped his favourite toy trains from space among ancient cedars to create art. Technology in impossible positions amidst natural beauty.

Humans have added to the beauty by creating art on the train cars. Graffiti turned into beauty amidst an art gallery with 300 foot columns supporting the canopy.

A river runs by creating a soundscape.

And then there are the amazing mountain bike ramps built among, over, and around the train cars. How can a bicycle jump a train?

There is no trail in Canada like it. This one needs to be explored again.

Visited April 2013
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Whistler, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Such a Crazy and Beautiful Place!”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

It's a bit tricky to find as you have to walk down train tracks for about 500 metres then turn left into the trees but you can't really get lost. There are 7 massive train cars wrecked over a huge area. All are painted with such bright and beautiful paintings. it's well worth the ten minute walk to get there!

Visited January 2012
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