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MzQuin from San Francisco writes:

I saw several people in these comments saying they couldn't find the trailhead, and I had trouble, too, so I'm posting some hopefully helpful info. The parking is on Jane Lakes road at the following coordinates: (50.0801430, -123.0456227) / Plus Code: 3XJ3+3R Whistler, BC, Canada. Once you've parked, walk back down the road the way you came, and the trailhead market is in the trees just past the entrance to the Forest Service Road, on the same side. The marker is quite small, so it's easy to miss. Just look to the left of the entry to the Forest Service Road, and you'll see it. Have fun, it’s a great trail! Slippery when icy, though, so wear good shoes with traction.

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    Posted: March 27, 2019 10:36:19 PM PST

    Helena from North Vancouver writes:

    Nice easy trail - hiked in on Sun Jan 27th 2019 -no need for snowshoes as is well packed & only a couple of small steep sections -YAKtracks would help to stop slipping. Found the parking lot easily on the left side of Janes lake road -it is marked ‘train wreck parking’ - then walk back down the road about 20 meters & trail entrance is marked at opposite side of road entering forest. The hike in took us (myself & 14yr old son) about 20 mins / it really is quite short & small kids could easily manage -after a wander around the train wrecks & returning, took us less than an hour total - so it’s not a big workout - but a pleasant scenic hike with a lovely new suspension bridge to cross on way . The train carriages are just at other side of bridge / scattered around the forest , the colorful graffiti looks great in the snow , good photo op. Enjoy!

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      Posted: January 29, 2019 08:37:42 AM PST

      crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

      Snowshoed this trail on 2019.01.20. It was easy and relaxing - very suitable for families. Some hikers were able to do it in runners but i would recommend at least microspikes as the snow is very hard packed and slippery. Trailhead was easy to find (about 30m away from the small parking area on Janes Lake Road) and there were clear signs posted at major intersections. We had a great time taking pictures with the suspension bridge and the colorful graffitied boxcars.

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        Posted: January 21, 2019 05:31:31 PM PST

        Suzana from Devine writes:

        Really disappointed. Trail not marked. Not even one sign to direct you in the right direction. Spent a lot of time walking to nowhere. Should have a sign that says " to train wreck"

          Posted: September 12, 2018 06:32:10 PM PST

          Duncan from Brisbane writes:

          Spent hours trying to find the trail to walk. No signs showing where to go. Locals tried to help but even they were not sure of how to get there. Would have loved to walk to the spot but left frustrated. Mind you lots of other pleasant distractions around.

            Posted: April 6, 2018 04:46:13 PM PST

            Amy from Vancouver writes:

            Very easy, well maintained hike. Was extremely surprised how quiet it was when I went with my friends. The suspension bridge looked very new and the train wreck art displays were amazing! Will definitely recommend to photographers (my 3 friends could not stop taking photos of the wreckage) and families with young children.

              Posted: June 3, 2017 11:36:05 AM PST

              Matt from Maple Ridge writes:

              Easy hike with our 4 year old. She loved the bridge and the train. Keep your eyes open for the trail marker on the right, we almost walked past it.

                Posted: May 27, 2017 04:28:30 PM PST

                Darnell from Squamish writes:

                The new bridge is beautiful and it ends right at the train wreck site. Such a much nicer trail than the old route along the train tracks. You get some really nice views of the Cheakamus River as you cross the new bridge. Love it!

                  Posted: October 16, 2016 09:41:17 PM PST

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