April 25, 2012
Just got done riding Car Wreck. What an awesome trail, but it is NOT for beginners. If you have any doubt of your skills stay off this trail.
From the get go, you depart a decent 3 foot drop that you've gotta hit with some speed, but not too much or youll overshoot the singletrack landing. if you continue riding, you'll cruise down a bit of singletrack to the first rock garden. This is what separates the men from the boys. Navigate your way through the next few hundred feet of rocks, and you get greeted with yet another rock garden. This one however, separates the men from the mentally insane. The next few hundred feet will expose you and your 5 senses to all this trail has to offer. You will smell your brakes burning as you attempt to remain in control. Your fingers will have the engravings of your brake levers imprinted in them for days. You will hear your rear tire hopping along and your bike groaning, begging for forgiveness. You won't see the end, because you can't look more than 5 feet in front of you. You will taste the sweat dripping down your face, knowing that one wrong move and that sweat will taste like blood for the rest of the day.
When you finally reach the end of the rock garden and see the car wreck (yeah, hence the name) you descend past a low hanging tree limb (DUCK,) through a small creek, and you are home free.
The trail will dump you out with mathis into the main trail.
Overall, this trail rocks, however I ran into a guy on the way out who broke a few ribs on this trail a couple weeks ago.... use caution.
I can't really compare it to anything locally.