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The Whistler Train Wreck Trail

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Address: Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-932-5535
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A long-time favourite among hikers and mountain bikers, Train Wreck...

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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Very Nice Hike

With the new suspension bridge, this site os now much more accessible. There are some interesting murals and it is kind of a cool site. Almost a little too popular now.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the new suspension bridge, this site os now much more accessible. There are some interesting murals and it is kind of a cool site. Almost a little too popular now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Whistler a few times a year but our first hike to this great site. The history is fascinating how they dragged the train wreck 70 years ago because it was too expensive to remove. What a cool site. Hike is short though a bit steep for a short stretch before the bridge. Gorgeous suspension bridge just opened September... More 

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Thank Nina B
Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the old trail once and it was easy and fun, but with the new suspension bridge access. whistler made this trail awesome with an old train wreck they knew could get lifted out. 20 mins in and 30 mins of adventure looking at the local art. Must see, very cool!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story of the train wreck trail is cool. These train cars were derailed and because of the terrain they were left there to rot because it was too difficult to get them out, and besides, they were all bent up and useless other than for scrap metal. Since then, artists have painted these train cars and mountain bikers have... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great to see either in winter or summer. Make sure you are with someone that knows where they are going - particularly in winter as the snow can be quite deep. I would recommend going during the day only.

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Thank Sheridan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I did the old trail once and it was easy and fun, but with the new suspension bridge access is only 5 minutes in! Must see, very cool!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After a disappointing walk around the Lost Lake in the morning I caught the bus out of Whistler to pick up this trail. A great walk out initially along the Sea to Sky trail, and then a turn to the right along the Trash Trail. Apparently this is a bike trail, but I found it fairly easy going. The train... More 

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Thank Jess R
North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is one of those places that is amazing to visit now, but will surely become a very busy spot as news travels. It is a pretty hike or ride along a river to an old train wreck. The draw is the graffiti on the old box cars. It is colourful, creative and very Facebook-friendly. We went with 4 kids,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It is a nice easy walk, and the train cars are pretty cool to see! The suspension bridge has beautiful views of the river below. A must see!

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was recommended by friends and I recommend it too. The hike is about 20 minutes each way over well groomed paths with nothing steep. The train wreck lies between the rail tracks and a lively stream with a newly built bridge for hikers to cross. We spend almost an hour exploring around the wreck site, with many now-artsy wrecked... More 

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