2,590 ft
Distance
143 ft
Climb
-120 ft
Descent
00:19:05
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
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
    00:19:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:27
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Status:
on Aug 7, 2017
Dry
Avg: 2.45 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to train-wreck trailhead (50.081441, -123.055576)
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Train Wreck Trail Reports

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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
May 2, 2017 @ 9:55pm
May 2, 2017
All clear, good to go
Apr 26, 2017 @ 8:16pm
Apr 26, 2017
Mostly good to go. A few snow patches, a few puddles, mostly dirt.
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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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