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nice hike, although not well marked. rewarding at the end seeing all the painted wrecked old trains.

Beautiful trail as we took the Nature Path for only foot trail, no bikes, and skirted right along the river to the lake. Gorgeous scenery!

Really easy walk around the forest, there are some cool trails off the actual path too if you look for them. Makes it a little for adventurous

The weather wasn't the best, but it was a nice, easy hike.. Took about 1.5 hours.

Sweet short hike with beautiful waterfall at the end. Would definitely recommend it for families or as a short stop when you drive by.

The trailhead is not well marked but we had a good description from the internet and asked some locals. The trail itself is not really marked too but easy to hike, some slippery and slightly steep sections in the forest but you can also follow the rails. The colorful sprayed train wracks are interesting for photography and nice to look at. It's a good hike to relax from a bigger one or if you just want to explore a little bit.

walking
1 month ago

Very beautiful.

We had a good

1 month ago

Kid and stroller friendly. Lovely lake views and ‘beach’ to sit and take in the view as well as other platforms on the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Going down to the falls is a bit tricky, good thing there was a recording by one of the member! THANK YOU Kay! Saved us from getting lost lol! Dipped my feet in the waters and it was freezing cold. But 2 men skinny dip! Lol absolutely gorgeous view at the bottom of the falls

hiking
2 months ago

Cute trail, great for families. The map here is somewhat misleading as it does not start at the “official” trailhead. And the trail is not 2.8 miles, more like maybe a mile and a half round trip. I think there is a newer entry in the app for this trail called the Whistler Trainwreck Trail via Sea to Sky — that one has the correct trailhead marked which is actually easy to find. There’s even a small parking area for the trail (on Jane Lakes Road.) Basically, from the 99, go south on Cheakamus Lake Road (by the Whistler Interpretive Forest), keep right to Legacy Road (for a short distance) then to Jane Lakes Road. You will see a small parking area shortly, and the trailhead will be near a stop sign.

Great little hike! The train wreck is really neat. Instead of following the man made path, you can cut down to the river and follow a dirt trail that has a some pretty sweet views of the river/cliffs. Parking is really easy and straightforward if you follow this site: https://www.whistler.com/pdf/maps/whistler-hiking-trail-head-map.pdf. Trail head is well labeled.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a rather hot day that we did this hike. It was well planned as the canopy & proximity to the lakes kept us nice & cool. It's more of a walk than a hike, but it was worth it.

Enjoyed this hike, very easy and a lot to enjoy for the short distance.

Easy hike, nothing too exciting. Wide trail and easy to get to from Whistler Village

Super easy and great for kids, bikes and strollers

Did this hike with my 6 yr old daughter. The trail head not very well marked on the Whistler web site and the trail itself was not marked at all other than a small sign for the trail head. We ended up running into a Harrison Ford movie set and the security guy wasn’t sure what to do and he had us going back and forth until we were finally able to pass through. Their movie set took up the best view of the falls so we missed that. Other than that the train wreck hike wasn’t bad the rest of the way and the wreck itself was pretty cool. We found a different way to go back which was much easier. I’ve been on better hikes.

hiking
2 months ago

For the average tourist this is a great stop on the way to whistler or on the way out to see some magnificent falls, I highly recommend taking the hour or so it takes to make your way down to the falls following the not-so popular trail at the end of the clear cut path. Quite rewarding at the bottom but a bit risky because it is not an official trail, the hike to the bottom really shows you the power and the magnitude of the falls themselves close up and personal.

hiking
2 months ago

Kids friendly easy trail great for the whole family!

2 months ago

It was nice easy to moderate hike.

Fun to do. Worthy of the trek.

Really cool spot to hangout.

Realy easy hike,
The lake was warm enough for me to swim, and I hate cold water! :)
Dogs are allowed only on one beach, which is nice whether you like dogs or not.
Doing the full loop is nice as you can also make a stop at Green lake which is nice too.
Good to relax, family friendly.
A lot of smoke the last 3 days.

hiking
3 months ago

The trailhead is located in the parking lot behind Olives market. The trail itself is poorly marked and we passed several people that were confused about which way to go. The shortest and most direct route is walking down an active railroad line, which is not that wide and you have to be really on the alert for incoming trains. There are several paths that wind through the trees in between the river and the railway line. There are some picturesque views of the glacier fed river on the way to the train wreck. The train wreck itself is several twisted and deformed boxcars hidden in the trees. Over the years the boxcars have become covered with graffiti. The quality of the graffiti artwork is nothing special. I would not repeat this hike again.

Went today and enjoyed this simple hike with lots of beautiful spots for pictures. My 14 year old hiked with me and we enjoyed lunch on the mountain afterwards.

Great views, pretty easy walk and a lot of side scenic trails. In the summer, bring a bathing suit & swim out to any of the floating platforms.

walking
3 months ago

Nicely forested walk for those warmer days. Minimal elevation. Can easily add more to the walk if you want it. There's a little grove of yew trees which were a nice find and we saw a juvenile weasel on the trail. The lakes were pretty lakes, typical of the area. This is a family friendly trail.

Pretty easy walk for whole family right in Whistler

Great hike! Super easy and enjoyable. The only negative is the poor signage to the trailhead. I wish I could provide better directions to app users, but I am not even sure how we found it... very confusing. Quick, leisurely hike once we found it, though!

A MUST DO FOR SURE!
So easy and so incredible. But how did they get so far away from the tracks?

The train wreck happened in 1956, just after the Valleau family settled into the area. The wreck happened in a rock cut after the boxcars, which were loaded with lumber, got jammed and blocked the line.

The train’s owner, Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE), which eventually became BC Rail before being sold to CN Rail, did not have the necessary equipment to move the wedged boxcars and turned to the Valleau family for help.

The Valleaus took their logging machinery to the site and managed to pry the boxcars out, dragging them up the track and into the forest, where they lie today. This explains why no trees were damaged around the wreck.


Full article:
https://globalnews.ca/news/2634433/a-twisted-mystery-whistlers-train-wreck-mixes-the-old-with-the-urban/amp/

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