A long-time favourite among hikers and mountain bikers, Train Wreck features graffiti train cars and spectacular views of Cheakamus River. The trail was built many decades ago, and in 2013 received attention as a result of people crossing CN train tracks to access it.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s more recently installed pedestrian bridge creates a safe, legal access point. The bridge connects Train Wreck to the Sea to Sky trail, which is part of the Trans Canada Trail. Associated trail connections have also been built on either side of the bridge. The hike to the suspension bridge and train cars is approximately 1 km (one way) from the car park that is located on Jane Lakes Road, adjacent to the north west side of Bayly Park. The trail is suitable for all ages and abilities.
The Train Wreck site and suspension bridge can be accessed at the south end off Whistler in the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood. At Highway 99 follow Cheakamus Lakes Road to Legacy Way. Turn right off of Legacy Way on to Jane Lakes Road. The trailhead is located at the bottom of Jane Lakes Road.
Parking is located on Jane Lakes Road.
Construction work was undertaken by Axis Mountain Technical, with engineering and design work provided by Bruce Hamersley at KCB.
The total budget was $176,000, funded through the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative.