2,570 ft
Distance
1 ft
Climb
-504 ft
Descent
00:06:50
Avg time

Car Wreck Details

  • Riding Area
    Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
    Aliso Viejo, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    all year
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #2994 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    OC Parks

Steep single track (approx. 19%) with large and technical rock garden at the end. Called Car Wreck because there is an old wrecked car at the bottom just after the rock garden.

Access Info

Trail Starts near the top of Mathis. It is sign posted.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Car Wreck bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -504 ft
  • Altitude min
    310 ft
  • Altitude max
    814 ft
  • Altitude start
    814 ft
  • Altitude end
    310 ft
  • Grade
    -19.612%
  • Grade max
    -37.242%
  • Grade min
    -1.133%
  • Distance climb
    33 ft
  • Distance down
    2,478 ft
  • Distance flat
    58 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:15
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Status:
on Sep 8, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (19 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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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • 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
      Directions to car-wreck trailhead (33.563730, -117.755680)
      update trails status or condition

      Car Wreck Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 8, 2018 @ 7:52am
      Sep 8, 2018
      Sep 5, 2018 @ 11:35am
      Sep 5, 2018
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 8:33pm
      Sep 4, 2018
      Just damn! that last 200’ is rocky and nuts. watch out for that tree branch. It’s lower than it appears
      Jul 10, 2018 @ 5:52pm
      Jul 10, 2018
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 2:21pm
      Jun 26, 2018
      Open
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 187 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      May 14, 2016 @ 7:37pm
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      Jan 6, 2015 @ 12:27pm
      Jan 6, 2015
      | 3 comments Car Wreck, Aliso Viejo

      Routes with this trail

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      Aliso Intermediate Enduro race
      24 miles

      Trail Products

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag rngd30 (Mar 27, 2017 at 21:40)
       Nice technical ride, some no so difficult drops, and a very challenging rock garden,
      that ends in a turn and an old car
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag tapforge (Jul 30, 2018 at 13:33)
       Not for the faint of heart!
      [Reply]

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