Whistler Train Wreck Hike

Train Wreck Hike

Date: March 25, 2022

Location: Whistler, BC (map)

Description: If you’re looking for an easy but rewarding hike in the Whistler area that is family-friendly, I highly recommend the Train Wreck Hike. This 3km round trip hike is relatively flat, has a new suspension bridge over the Cheakamus River, and a bunch of old train boxcars that have been turned into graffiti art installations.

Our five-year-old daughter managed to hike the whole thing on her own and had a blast exploring the train wrecks. There are 7 old boxcars to find (we missed the last 2 that are farther south of the main site). The hike is doable all year round, as long as you are prepared for snow in the winter and spring.

Here’s a GPS map and elevation profile of our hike. Check out Vancouvertrails.com for another trail description including a video of the hike.

Total Time: We spent 2 hours, which included lots of time to explore the graffitied box cars and have a snack.

Transportation: Before Whistler, take the Cheakamus Lake Road past the Whistler Interpretive Forest. There is a well-marked parking lot at the trailhead.

Pictures: Whistler Train Wreck Hike 2022

Suspension Bridge Suspension Bridge Boxcar New Cover Art Fierce Graffiti Where's Astrid? Whistler Train Tracks

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