How wild it was to let it be.
Back in 1956 a train derailed off its tracks and ended up between the Cheakamus River and the railway. They are now covered in graffitis and make for a colourful discovery in the middle of the tall trees. Wondering how the wagons got there in the first place? We’re talking about it in our recent Whistler Train Wreck post.
The train wreck hike used to be accessible from a walk along highway 99 but in 2016, the town builds a suspension bridge over the river to allow easier and safer access to the historical site. The suspension bridge crosses over the raging milky green Cheakamus River. The new entrance for the Train Wreck trail is accessible through the Cheakamus neighborhood.
It will take you about 20-30 minutes of easy trail walking until you see the suspension bridge. Vancouver Trails has the best map to describe where exactly the train wreck is located. For a rainy day activity, this is a fun walk in the woods where you can somehow stay dry underneath the big trees or exploring inside the wagons. This hike is also featured in one of our blog posts.