Hike to the Whistler Train Wreck

3.1 miles 50 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by John Entwistle

A quick hike from Whistler to a very unique train wreck in the woods. Passes over a newly constructed suspension bridge.

The hike to the train wreck in Whistler changed significantly on September 1st, 2016. The town of whistler installed a suspension bridge over the Cheakamus river, allowing hikers to access the site from the whistler athletes centre, down a well maintained path. 

There are two options to get to the train wreck, one is to walk down the multi-purpose "Trash" trail, which follows the river bank all the way to the suspension bridge. This direction is slightly more of an adventure, but is a more interesting walk. 

The other option is to walk down the gravel path from the parking area, through the woods with green moss which leads you directly to the suspension bridge - You can also hike both of these trails, making it a loop. 

Once you get to the suspension bridge, you walk up the boardwalk and arrive at the train wreck. There are cars to both the left and the right, and I would highly recommend checking them all out! Be careful, as they can get wet and slippery, and there is a lot of exposed metal. 

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Photography
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
River
Scenic
Waterfall

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

🥈 Contributor

about 1 year ago

Hike around the Whistler Train Wreck

The Train Wreck wasn’t not impressive at all for me, but the hike around is great! Super easy and super short! You can see some beautiful places around the HI hostel just after a long day of doing some activities! Highly recommend for someone who has still some energy to walk around Whistler.

🥈 Contributor

over 3 years ago

cool

fun little place. checked it out in the winter and it was cool, but i would much rather have been skiing.

🥉Contributor

almost 4 years ago

Stopping by on a whim

We decided to stop by and check on the train wreck on a whim, after we stayed overnight near Parkhurst Ghost Town. It's pretty amazing to think that the trains derailed with so much force as the wreckage was pretty far away from the tracks. Last time I was there was before the bridge was put in. I'd like to check it out again when there's snow. I think it would make for a way cooler experience.

Nearby Adventures

  • Explore the Cheakamus Forest on Snowshoes

    Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to experience true solitude in the beautiful snowy mountain landscape. The area surrounding the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood of Whistler has some of the very best low elevation snowshoeing in the valley.Rive...

    3.1 miles

  • Hike the Cheakamus Lake Trail

    Cheakamus Lake is tucked in behind Whistler Mountain. If you've hike the Musical Bumps trail, or any of the paths off the peak of Whistler, chances are you saw a huge turquoise lake below you. This is Cheakamus Lake.From Whistler Village, drive so...

    8.7 miles

  • Relax at Alpha Lake Park

    Located in Whistler Creekside, Alpha Lake Park is one of Whistler's hidden gems. Just off of Lake Placid road on the North Side of the Highway, there is lots of parking in the parking lot, or it is accessible directly via the valley trail for walk...

    1 miles

  • Ski the "Peak To Creek" in Whistler

    Start at the Creekside Gondola in the Whistler Creekside Village - The village that is closest to Vancouver. There is generally lots of parking in the parkade, although it can get very busy on the weekends. You will need a lift pass, which you can...