Whistler Trainwreck Trail

EASY 47 reviews

Whistler Trainwreck Trail is a 4.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
74 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

river

waterfall

rocky

It is best to stay on the trail and off the train tracks due to oncoming trains.

19 days ago

there's a rocky part under a bridge that was slightly tricky and had to cross a stream a couple times. the train went by shortly after we made it to the wreck. there's a part towards the end where we had to walk really close to the tracks for a couple minutes or so, so we finished just in time. we took the sea to sky trail back.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a awesome hike! The entrance/parking is hard to find if you are not familiar with the area! It’s behind the olive store. I would suggest doing the actual hike to the trains. There was a lot of very pretty waterfalls along the way. However I would take the train tracks back! It’s way faster and easier! Be careful however because it’s still a active railroad. I would make sure your dogs are on a lease for this hike, as there are a lot of cliff like edging along the trail .

walking
3 months ago

This trail has become very popular, especially since recent trail improvements modified terrain to make it more accessible. Expect crowds. For better experience walk past the outer group of train cars to the bike path where there are some sweet river overlooks.

3 months ago

This was a really great end of the day walk. The trains were beautiful and the river was roaring.

4 months ago

Cool place to explore.

4 months ago

Good hike!

4 months ago

Easy but fun, with really great views.

4 months ago

Fun little hike.

5 months ago

We started on the "old school" trail right behind Olives market /parking lot; following the all trails route. Second guessed the blue flagging tape a couple of times but was still mostly the way we went. Some amazing views of the Rapids and cliffs. Even did a little geocaching once we made it to the wreck site. Returned on the "new" trail / suspension bridge which was a breeze but much appreciated in this 31 degree summer day :)

hiking
5 months ago

great, beautiful, but not marked so I had to read directions on whistlerhiatus.com

6 months ago

Great trail - not well marked but follow the app. A nice loop if you cross the suspension bridge at the wreck and make your way back in the bike trails.

hiking
6 months ago

Great for the family...an absolute one of a kind!

hiking
Monday, October 31, 2016

Lots of trails everywhere along the way so it's easy to get lost. The graffiti marks the way. Once there it's amazing to see. The bridge is so much fun to cross. We looped around and ended up in the other side of function junction. Easy, no climb and it's beautiful.

hiking
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

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.

hiking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

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.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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!

hiking
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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.

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