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Car Wreck

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 3.9 (26)

A short but steep alternative to Mathis Canyon Trail featuring rocks and a brief wooded section.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Singletrack

796' 243 m

High

283' 86 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

513' 156 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Near the top of the Mathis Canyon Trail, Car Wreck takes a steeper path off to the right over sections of rock steeper than Rock-It Trail. Be prepared for larger drop-offs and other technical challenges. The trail enters a forested area where you'll encounter the trail's namesake, the remains of an old car. Enjoy the roots and trees before pedaling across the Oak Grove Trail to join up with the Mathis Canyon Trail again near the Dripping Cave Connector.

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Shared By:

Ryan Brough

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 26 votes

#1163

Overall
  3.9 from 26 votes
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Trail Rankings

#91

in California

#1,163

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Photos

Car Wreck with a crash in Aliso Woods.
Mar 4, 2020 near Aliso V…, CA
The view from the top of the steep rock garden is great!
May 7, 2016 near Aliso V…, CA
The trail's namesake.
May 7, 2016 near Aliso V…, CA
There's not much smoothness to Car Wreck.
Aug 8, 2017 near Aliso V…, CA

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Aug 7, 2020
Bruh Momentum
First time down. Took a fall when it got sandy towards the bottom. Really liked rock roll at beginning. — 0h 07m
Jun 2, 2020
MTB MOR
12mi — 1h 30m
Mar 4, 2020
MTB MOR
Still in great shape 10mi — 1h 20m
Jan 23, 2020
MTB MOR
Lots of hikers...trail is clear 13mi — 2h 00m
Jun 29, 2019
Brian M
attempted on a hardtail, made it about 100 yards from the car before flipping
Aug 10, 2017
Sean Clarke
Jul 1, 2017
Mark Kelleher
0.6mi
Mar 17, 2017
Mark Kelleher
A few big drops and knarly rock section near the sharp turn before the car. This was like Rockit and Lynx on steroids!