Whistler Trainwreck Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Whistler, BC that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking.
It is best to stay on the trail and off the train tracks due to oncoming trains.
very easy trail, the crashing river next you as you walk through these beautiful trees is utterly relaxing. The train cars covered in graffiti art gives a stunning abandoned feel.
This was a beautiful and tricky trail. We missed the train wreck and had to hike back but we did find and it was amazing to see this rusting box cars on a moss filled forest.
Trail wasn't too hard to find. Park behind Olive's market. Take the left trail past the sign then it's pretty straightforward from there. The railroad tracks you hike on could be a bit sketchy but we didn't encounter any trains. They say that it's illegal to be there, though, so don't get caught on the tracks. The wreck was incredible, really interesting to see. Totally worth the hike.
Overall: awesome hike, pretty easy, almost all flat.
Fun day exploring in Whistler area, the trail in on the train tracks was a little unsettling, there are parts where you just have to hope there's no train coming as you scurry through as quickly as possible. Just about 30 seconds after we went through one of these sections, we heard a whistle and saw a train coming full speed! The hiking through the trees though made the train tracks worth it, and once you get to the train wreck it's basically forgotten. Exploring the wreck site was fun, and we even walked another hour or so beyond on the trail. Encountered some mountain bikers, this trail is super technical for biking, these guys were beasts. There's lots of cool wooden bridges for the bikes. The whole thing feels like you're in the ewok forest. Highly recommend this hike if you can run fast on train tracks!
As sad as the train wreck is, it's also so cool that this is still around! After an easy stroll, we had fun climbing in and on the scattered train cars and gawking at the graffiti artworksand mountain bike ladder bridges.