2,590 ft
Distance
143 ft
Climb
-120 ft
Descent
00:16:56
Avg time

Train Wreck Details

  • Riding Area
    Cheakamus
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #43915 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Train Wreck bike 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
    0.885%
  • Grade max
    -31.142%
  • Grade min
    32.287%
  • Distance climb
    1,324 ft
  • Distance down
    1,125 ft
  • Distance flat
    141 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:27
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Status:
on Jun 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.45 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Train Wreck Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jun 1, 2018 @ 3:42pm
      Jun 1, 2018
      Clear and dry to the train tracks.
      Apr 14, 2018 @ 6:53pm
      Apr 14, 2018
      reporter some mud
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 1:38pm
      Aug 7, 2017
      Small branches at head hight clustered in multiple parts of trail.
      Jul 21, 2017 @ 2:18pm
      Jul 21, 2017
      May 2, 2017 @ 9:55pm
      May 2, 2017
      All clear. Good to go
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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.
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