3.92 out of 5 - 13 reviews

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Al from Whistler writes:

Waaaay to many people for a hike that isn't exciting at all. Overrated.
Bunch of train cars that have been graffiti.
Way better hikes but go ahead and stick to this so the others stay quiet.

    Posted: February 1, 2024 12:03:54 PM PST

    Ltrop from Ottawa writes:

    Great trail, easy walk and nice features (train cars and river and suspension bridge). But beware of bears on trail.

      Posted: August 6, 2023 03:22:06 PM PST

      Vanhiker from Vancouver writes:

      Did this trail for a second time, but this time extended it to train wreck falls. After 500 meters from the trail head, go right at a fork then right again on the trash trail and follow it upstream to the waterfalls view points, which there are three. After some time at the falls, turn around and follow the trash trail to the suspension bridge, cross it and look at the train wreck site. Then walk back to parking area on the sea to sky trail. Doing this creates a nice loop and makes it a big longer, allow 1 hour to see everything. Did this in the morning and in the afternoon went to the east side of green lake to do the Parkhurst ghost town hike. Makes a good day trip to Whistler from Vancouver.

        Posted: May 15, 2023 11:19:49 AM PST

        Kilee from Whistler writes:

        Condition update Nov 15 2022: the trail down is like an ice luge track - wear appropriate footwear, it’s slippery as heck.

          Posted: November 15, 2022 09:39:30 PM PST

          Amanda from Vancouver writes:

          I've done this trail twice now, with the most recent time being August 10, 2019 and I am confused why people are having a hard time finding the trail. It is very well marked & almost impossible to get lost. My only thought is maybe the signs have been recently put up and in that case it is now very easy to find :) If you park in the designated parking area, the entrance is directly across from it. An easy walk with a cool end point.

            Posted: August 12, 2019 12:42:34 PM PST

            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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            • Whistler Train Wreck photo
            • Whistler Train Wreck photo

              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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              • Whistler Train Wreck photo
              • Whistler Train Wreck photo

                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.

                • Whistler Train Wreck photo
                • Whistler Train Wreck photo

                  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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