2,478 ft
88 ft
-83 ft
221 ft
High Point

Gnatcatcher Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    all year
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
  • Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
    donate to earn trail karma!
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,155 ft
  • Distance down
    1,136 ft
  • Distance flat
    187 ft
  • view trail stats
no votes yet

view (0)
Layers winter
Map Style
Trail Style
  • ?
Directions to gnatcatcher-trail trailhead (33.035142, -117.250809)
update trails status or condition

Gnatcatcher Trail Trail Reports

no reports have been added for Gnatcatcher Trail yet, add a trail report.
Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a trail.


more »
35 |
Jun 4, 2016 @ 8:42am
Jun 4, 2016
Gnatcatcher Trail, Encinitas
44 |
Jun 4, 2016 @ 8:42am
Jun 4, 2016
Gnatcatcher Trail, Encinitas
43 |
Jun 4, 2016 @ 8:42am
Jun 4, 2016
| 3 comments Gnatcatcher Trail, Encinitas
26 |
Jun 4, 2016 @ 8:42am
Jun 4, 2016
Gnatcatcher Trail, Encinitas

Reviews / Comments

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.

Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


no videos have been added for Gnatcatcher Trail yet, add a video.
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.