Sage Canyon Details
The several trails span about three to four miles if you wandered around the entire preserve. The main trail is about two miles round-trip. Allow at least an hour.
Manchester Preserve supports coastal sage scrub, southern maritime chaparral and willow woodland and is home to the endangered species of the coastal California gnatcatcher bird, San Diego thornmint (a tiny funnel-shaped, two-lipped, light violet flower that blooms in spring) and Orcutt’s hazardia (a native shrub that blooms in late summer and early fall).
Signs urge hikers to stay on the trails to help protect the habitat.
Manchester Preserve’s trails are open to hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders, but no motorized vehicles of any kind are allowed. Dogs are welcome but must be on leashes.
Trail head: 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 Sage Canyon mountain bike trail
Altitude change-209 ft
Altitude min41 ft
Altitude start251 ft
Altitude end41 ft
Distance climb3,664 ft
Distance down1.1 miles
Distance flat419 ft
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Sage Canyon Trail Reports
Oct 15, 2016 @ 9:38amOct 15, 2016
|No bikes are allowed on this trail system. I unfortunately found this out after pedaling here and through a neighborhood from the San Elijo beach...|
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