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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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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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Something to see if live/stay in the area

I stayed nearby, so it was an easy access. My friends and I snowshoed the Train Wreck Trail. It was a nice hike with a small suspension bridge over a roaring river. The derailed... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed nearby, so it was an easy access. My friends and I snowshoed the Train Wreck Trail. It was a nice hike with a small suspension bridge over a roaring river. The derailed cars are a site to see.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was actually hard to find so be sure you get specific directions (we ended up doing the wrong one at first but found it the next day). It's a lovely little hike, not hard and fine for children, and you're nicely rewarded with seven colourfully painted, hollowed out trains when you get there. Really, the photo ops are incredible.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the coolest hikes around! It's not difficult, but has tons to look at. You can bike it too.

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Uniontown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a few days of rain during our vacation to Whistler. Our B&B hosts suggested the "Train Wreck" trail. Not really knowing what to expect, we headed out. Once we actually made it, we agreed it was very cool. The directions for following the trail were interesting. I don't think you're supposed to walk along the railroad, but man,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

If you have the time, you don't want to miss this. They even looked more amazing in the snow! Such a beautiful wreck!

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

These train wrecks have been in place since the 60's but access has been challenging. This past summer a new trail was built with a suspension bridge over the river to access the wreck. The suspension bridge was worth the walk itself. The wrecks have been painted with graffiti over the years and remain in the same state for years.... More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

The train wreck is awesome and a nice little walk on a nice day. Be careful getting there though, they recently made parking and a bridge to make access easier but the trail is not maintained so it is super icy and sketchy in parts

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went there for snow shoeing. They built a brand new suspension bridge. The river is beautiful. The train wreck has been decorated with graffiti, very colorful, beautiful. It also has bike ramps.

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Pemberton, Canada
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

What a great place to explore. One gets the feeling of something dramatic happening in this place, hidden in the forest.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Together with my boyfriend we went to the trainwreck trail. It was a easy walk, even with all snow and signs were clear. The suspension bridge is pretty nice and it was great to visit all the pieces of the train. We climbed on one and found the rails where the train had to drive befor. It looks like art... More 

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