2,478 ft
Distance
88 ft
Climb
-83 ft
Descent
221 ft
High Point

Gnatcatcher Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    all year
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    1996
  • Land Manager
    City of Encinitas

There are three or four trails (depending on how you connect them) that pass through a gently sloping canyon and rise along steep and eroded canyon walls to some fine vistas.Manchester Preserve is home to several different endangered species of birds and plants, so you are asked to stick to the paths and keep your dogs on a leash, but that’s only fair really isn’t it? It’s also home to the odd rattlesnake or two so it’s actually safer for everyone concerned as well.

Access Info

From Interstate 5, exit at Manchester Avenue, heading east for about one mile. You must turn right to continue on Manchester when it intersects with El Camino Real, which continues straight. Manchester Preserve’s parking area is just before Manchester and Trabert Ranch Road. There is also a northern entrance into the preserve off Landquist Drive.

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More Stats for Gnatcatcher Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    141 ft
  • Altitude start
    216 ft
  • Altitude end
    221 ft
  • Grade
    0.21%
  • Grade max
    -15.33%
  • Grade min
    14.891%
  • Distance climb
    1,155 ft
  • Distance down
    1,136 ft
  • Distance flat
    187 ft
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