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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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Hard to find but so cool

We got a little turned around finding the trailhead, but once we got there, it was a cool... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lilly S
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Lakewood, Ohio
Well worth a visit to the train wreck at Function Junction

Lovely walk through woodland to the train wreck. The history is pinned onto a tree. The area is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
June D
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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
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Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1, Canada
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+1 604-932-5535
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We got a little turned around finding the trailhead, but once we got there, it was a cool experience! Lots of stuff to explore and a fun surprise suspension bridge over a beautiful river on the way to the train cars. Plenty of kids here...More

Thank Lilly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk through woodland to the train wreck. The history is pinned onto a tree. The area is an authorised graffiti site. I wish we had taken something to write with and leave our mark on a carriage.

Thank June D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides we read said it was a 5K (3 mi) round trip, but it was less than 3K. We hiked out and back in less than 45 minutes walking normally. But the suspension bridge and colorfully painted box cars were really neat.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode or bikes to this spot on the valley trail and were amazed at the view of the suspension bridge and train wreck. This is a must see.

Thank kristeninrr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it at the train wreck site, it felt very eerie when we were there but the colours of the graffiti against the natural colours of the forest looked amazing. Not a long trail either, I would recommend.

Thank lolly888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others say, a short walk to the so-called train wreck, although strictly speaking, it's not a wreck as the wagons were dragged there after they derailed off the nearby track. We extended the hike - when you return over the suspension bridge, turn immediately...More

Thank RichieRock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learn how the railcars are situated in the forest & somehow derailed without mowing down all the trees before settling in their final resting place. The wreckage is accessible via a number of trails in the area. If you really want to save time, then...More

Thank drumz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful walk thru Whistler trees, easy 30 min walk in, cool suspension bridge, and graffiti art wreckage.

Thank CathyRMT
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You take a short walk to see the train cars that we dragged into the forest following a train wreck in the 50s. Artists have put their creativity to the box cars so that they make an outdoor art exhibition.

Thank DanasTrip
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It's not often you can take a short hike in a beautiful forest, cross a suspension bridge and come upon an old train wreck. We took this hike late in the afternoon and the trail was not crowded. I would rate the hike as easy...More

Thank katNashville_Tn
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catsmalaki
21 July 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
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DonHalazon
29 June 2016|
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Response from SimplySusan62 | Reviewed this property |
Not a possibility :)
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DonHalazon
29 June 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.
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