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Car Wreck Trail @ Top of the World. Laguna Beach, CA.

1946 Dodge 5-passenger coupe sits at the bottom of Car Wreck Trail

A 1946 Dodge 5-passenger coupe sits at the bottom of Car Wreck Trail under a large amount of brush. The Dodge coupe has been sitting there for many years and amazingly the community has no idea how the car got there.

The round trip hike from Top of the World came to 2.5 miles, following West Ridge Trail until Mathis Canyon Trail on the right. We then took Mathis Canyon until Car Wreck Trail, again on the right, and followed Car Wreck Trail down. Although, we could have easily taken the loop the opposite way.

The car is near the bottom of the hill, just before the creek. I enjoyed this section, Oak Grove Trail, the most as it was filled with trees, tall grass, and shade. Although it wasn’t too hot while hiking this weekend, this section would be a nice break in the summer before trekking back up the Mathis Canyon Trail hill.

The view of the ocean once back at the top is a nice end to the adventure.

We hope you have the opportunity to take a hike, at Top of the World in Laguna Beach soon! Plenty of parking is available at the Alta Laguna Park, as well as along the street.

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