Great trail! You can make it more difficult by adjusting your starting point (as seen in the map above). Otherwise, there is a large pipe you can scale down about a mile from the shipwreck. The hike itself is just walking on rocks along the shore, but how can you complain? You're at the ocean! Yes, you will see some trash, dead birds, and smell some less than lovely scents, but it's nature, guys. Bring water, sunscreen, and HIKING SHOES. It will hurt otherwise!
Ehhh! Walking on all the rocks makes it alot harder and once you finally get to the shipwreck ( in my opinion ) wasnt really worth it. If you keep walking past the wreck you'll find a trail up to the road other than that theres no way up unless you turn around.
The walk to the shipwreck was a combination of a nice oceanic experience, straddling the shoreline the entire time, mixed with a never ending scramble across a cocktail of unassumingly uncomfortable rocks. Wear shoes with thick soles for this one and don't make the mistake I did of wearing vibram close toed hiking shoes.
The novelty of actually seeing the shipwreck was cool. I felt like it took too long to get there and contemplated turning back a few times. Given that, it is one worth doing once for sake of the unique experience. If you start the hike by walking down near the giant pipeline it is not so bad, much shorter than starting at the little beach about a mile back from the pipeline.
It was a beautiful view. It was definitely a challenge not even half way my dog got tired , so I had to carry her the rest of the way . I was determined to see the shipwreck. But there was no shipwreck it's gone. I should have read the other reviews which said the same things. It was was definitely a work out. It's very rocky. Wear good shoes
Did the Hike today.... it wasn't for the meek. the Rocks are some work to Navigate. I wasn't able to find the ship wreck. coming down the trail went both ways. Went left and right and still nothing. But nonetheless beautiful day to walk the Beach. Wish we had drinks and chairs, lol.
I read over the reviews to get a sense of which route we should take--took Matthew Jackson's advice and followed his exact route (you can find his review by checking out previous posts--from today's date, he posted 10 months ago). There's no definitive "trail" to get to the shipwreck other than just following the coast and the terrain is all rocks varying from small to large; the largest ones you kinda have to jump from one to the other. Highly advised to wear shoes with a good grip and if you lose your balance easily, bring a walking stick. It's short of 2 miles to-from, with our starting/ending point at paseo del mar/avenida mirola. We brought our little corgi who was able to do the trek just fine but the larger rocks he needed to be carried. Would definitely come back again. I have to say it was pretty tiring for how short it was, but the view was well worth it.
5-Stars not having much experience adventuring & writing reviews!
Started the trail parked on Paseo Del Mar street and hiked down to the beach, the way down is a bit dangerous but not enough to discourage people not to go down.
We walked along the beach for about half a mile and found a cool patio area with a custom made palapa; guessing man made by adventures!
After the patio you walk another half mile or so to find the shipwreck. It is broken into about 4 sections so there's a good area to explore and investigate.
The way back wasn't bad at all, same as the way to the wreck.
First review ever lol