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Train Wreck

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Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer out and back
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 178' 54 m
Descent: -178' -54 m
High: 1,970' 601 m
Low: 1,851' 564 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by Barbara Z

Fun, easy trail with a suspension bridge and an old train wreck

Barbara Z

Features River/Creek

Family Friendly Suspension Bridge, train wreck

Overview

Descend through lush forest on a well-maintained path, across a suspension bridge to arrive at a train wreck dating back to 1956. The train cars have been (mostly) tastefully covered in graffiti.

Need to Know

This is the newer route. An old route used to have to cross the train tracks which is illegal.

Description

Parking is on Jane Lakes Road, off Cheakamus and Legacy Way off 99 (Sea-to-Sky Highway).

Starting at the parking lot, there are two trailheads that start from here. Be sure to start on the one labeled "Train Wreck." Follow the wide, well-maintained trail to the Cheakamus River. All trail intersections are signed. The trail descends to the banks of the Cheakamus River, where you cross on a suspension bridge. Once you cross the suspension bridge, head uphill and you'll see the train wreck. There are 5 train cars in this area (which is what the map covers), but if you continue south/downstream, you'll find 2 more train cars.

This is a very kid-friendly hike, but beware as the train cars have some sharp edges, etc.

Beware that some trail sites show an old trail that starts on the other side of the train tracks and has you cross them (this is both illegal and dangerous, as the tracks are active).

Flora & Fauna

Bears

History & Background

A train wreck near here in 1956.

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ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed

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Land Manager: Whistler Blackcomb

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1 of 7 wrecked train cars.
Jul 19, 2019 near Whistler, BC
Suspension bridge over Cheakamus River.
Jul 19, 2019 near Whistler, BC
Suspension Bridge over Cheakamus River
Jul 19, 2019 near Whistler, BC
2 of the 7 wrecked train cars
Jul 19, 2019 near Whistler, BC

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