2,590 ft
143 ft
-120 ft
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Train Wreck Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #73043 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #867 in Trail Running
    • #534 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Because the train wreck itself has become popular with sightseers in the last few years the area around the wreck has become a mess of braids and trampled sections of trail. You can access the Trainwreck trail from the new bridge that was installed recently but it will be a challenge finding the proper trail.
The best way to ride Trainwreck is to start on Lower Yer Seat and go South on Trainwreck from the LYS intersection. Then connect to Runaway Train and End Of The Line. Then loop back on the Sea To Sky Trail.
The section of Trainwreck going South from LYS is a newer section built a few years ago so it isn't old school technical like the original Trainwreck. There's still a few elevated bridges and skinny features on the newer section.

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More Stats for Train Wreck mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    23 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,831 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,904 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,881 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,904 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,324 ft
  • Distance down
    1,125 ft
  • Distance flat
    141 ft
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on Apr 23, 2022
Avg: 3 (13 votes)
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      Train Wreck Trail Reports

      Apr 23, 2022 @ 8:06pm
      Apr 23, 2022
      reporter Snow and deadfall free.
      Dec 13, 2021 @ 2:57pm
      Dec 13, 2021
      Aug 8, 2021 @ 7:20am
      Aug 8, 2021
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:30am
      Jul 21, 2021
      Jul 14, 2021 @ 3:00pm
      Jul 14, 2021
      Cleared the tree. Chief Stick Officer earned a snack of wild blueberries.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      • 383 rides


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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      SimoMore (Sep 5, 2021 at 19:47)
       Belle petite rando avec un beau pont suspendu et de belles découvertes avec les 7 wagons de train.
      Journée nuageuse avec éclaircies de soleil
      • + 0
      rc95 (Aug 9, 2021 at 14:44)
       This is fun intermediate trail that starts west of the southern most rail car and winds up to the rail tracks. You’ll know you are on the right track when you ride down a small rock roll and see bridgework and a signpost indicating an intermediate ride around. Trail on the other side of the tracks is old gravel goes up from narrow entrance you will see to the right when you hit the tracks.
      • + 0
      VancityAdventure (Sep 19, 2020 at 9:21)
       What happens when you stop dreaming about the life you could be living and actually go for it? I am Daryl, a travel & adventure filmmaker. I’m one-third of the Treo behind vancity adventure, a youtube channel, exploring the world with my son Cayden and Tosha the Pug (sometimes my wife). We are from Vancouver Canada and we started this adventure to clear our minds and find our souls.

      We have done this hike twice, Once from the road and this way can be a little confussing. The last trip was from the parking lot and was a easy hike and easy to find. youtu.be/U8Pw_gvgHz0

      Adventure is right around the corner! Let’s get outside, explore and make new friends. We cannot wait to go on this #vancityadventure with you!

      Daryl, Cayden and Tosha the Pug
      • + 0
      pincho (Jun 3, 2019 at 20:18)
       I meant Train Wreck (not Wrecked Train). Excuse my English!
      • + 0
      pincho (Jun 3, 2019 at 20:16)
       Be careful riders! What can be deceiving are the comments from Shelaine. To be honest, I don’t know about the section of the trail from the suspension bridge to the site where there are a couple of wrecked train cars, which I didn’t ride it. Instead, what I rode was Lower Yer Saddle (a bit short but Fun Fun Fun, Rocks, wood work, great) which takes you to the train cars, and from there I continued riding Wrecked Train heading south, and it was fantastic, amazing, fun! Then I linked it with Runaway Train and then End of the Line (back and forth, to be able to come back through the Sea to Sky trail). If you like/love riding bikes, and don’t mind a bit of technical riding, it won’t disappoint you! Try to go with someone else as it’s a bit isolated.
      • + 0
      shelaine22 (Aug 11, 2017 at 18:55)
       Not really a bike trail. The photos you see on Pinkbike are deceiving. The trail does NOT take you onto the rail cars. Instead you have a spiderweb of trails (most of which go nowhere) mixed in with a gazillion tourists taking photos. This is more of a hiking trail that you can kinda bike. Neat to see the remnants of what used to be a cool trail, but not worth the ride.
      • + 1
      VancityAdventure (Sep 19, 2020 at 9:29)
       Depends which trail you take. We have done two different trails and you are right one is all over the place and very confusing the other one is easy and straight forward for hiking and biking


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