Train Wreck Hike

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Train Wreck Hike
Train Wreck Hike
Of all the reasons to hike in B.C.’s Coast Range, visiting a train wreck would not rank high elsewhere, but this is Whistler, where a train derailment becomes a canvas for artists and a must-see novelty that remains well off the beaten track (sorry!), even for many locals. A new bridge spanning the Cheakamus River makes the hike legal and considerably less treacherous. The trail's steel-meets-seedlings design is reminiscent of New York City’s High Line, and among the many spurs are a boardwalk into the coastal rain forest and a longer trek that leads to the Sea to Sky Trail. Once a hush-hush locale for graffiti artists and mountain bikers, the Train Wreck hike and suspension bridge route are now well marked at the Sea to Sky trailhead, just outside of Function Junction.
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