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      There are no biking signs posted at the top of the power lines.

      One of Encinitas's newest reserves, this oasis in the middle of town offers a brisk hike with a chance of wildlife sightings. The reserve is embraced by houses on three sides, with the lagoon below. For a relatively small open space, the reserve offers the chance to get your legs burning up a steep hill, wildlife that includes endangered species, and a pretty impressive view. Not bad for the middle of town.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      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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      Closed on Sep 4, 2018

      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #5,859
      State Ranking
      #277
      Trails
      3
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      3
      Trails Trail Running
      3
      Total Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      880 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      302 ft
      Total Vertical
      261 ft
      Reports
      2
      Photos
      33
      Ridden Counter
      11

      Popular Manchester Preserve Mountain Biking Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Sage Canyon
      Oct 15, 2016 @ 9:38am
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      Photos of Manchester Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Sage Canyon
      11 |
      Dec 31, 2017 @ 3:40pm
      Dec 31, 2017
      Sage Canyon, Oakland
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      Jun 4, 2016 @ 8:42am
      Jun 4, 2016
      Gnatcatcher Trail, Encinitas
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      Jun 4, 2016 @ 8:42am
      Jun 4, 2016
      Gnatcatcher Trail, Encinitas
      46 |
      Jun 4, 2016 @ 8:42am
      Jun 4, 2016
      | 3 comments Gnatcatcher Trail, Encinitas
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      Manchester Preserve Mountain Bike Routes

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      Encinitas Community Loop aMTB1
      9 miles

      Recent Activity

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      user #1211280bflowaddridelogNov 14, 2018 ride log
      Nov 14, 2018 @ 9:20am
      39 mins
      user #502513xrc800addridelogNov 6, 2018 ride log
      Nov 6, 2018 @ 10:00am
      Nov 6, 2018
      user #1463307JkuckenbakeraddridelogNov 5, 2018 ride log
      Nov 5, 2018 @ 4:40pm
      Nov 5, 2018
      user #502513xrc800addridelogNov 3, 2018 ride log
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 4:02pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      user #1334971dougdittrichaddridelogNov 3, 2018 ride log
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 1:37pm
      Nov 3, 2018
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