1 mile
Distance
126 ft
Climb
-486 ft
Descent
00:13:31
Avg time

Manzanita Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #6086 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

Mostly downhill run between Methesula and Timberview trail. Starts as narrow single track, widens to rock gardens among Manzanita groves, hits a hike-a-bike wall, then continues through more rock gardens. Mostly smooth rolling rock, no large obstacles.

Mixed use, hikers may be present. I would call it blue/black but since it isn't an option I will err on the side of caution with black.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Manzanita mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -360 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,976 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,336 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,336 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,976 ft
  • Grade
    -6.074%
  • Grade max
    -26.683%
  • Grade min
    24.733%
  • Distance climb
    1,272 ft
  • Distance down
    4,318 ft
  • Distance flat
    343 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:35
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Status:
on Feb 28, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Manzanita Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 396 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,797 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 20, 2020 @ 11:36am
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      Sep 12, 2020 @ 1:33pm
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      103 |
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 1:32pm
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      211 |
      May 20, 2020 @ 10:24pm
      May 20, 2020

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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      jizgrey Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jan 6, 2019 at 1:34)
       Those pictures are NOT of this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jizgrey Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 14, 2019 at 13:19)
       Fun descending and challenging ascending. Go for a no dab challenge climb!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      acyclist Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Oct 26, 2019 at 20:19)
       The middle half is basically just rock gardens. Downhill is pretty fun but don't really recommend uphill as much.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Decoc (Nov 8, 2019 at 19:34)
       Blue trail
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      MtbSkier71 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Dec 27, 2020 at 13:19)
       Although rated blue, this is by far more difficult than any other blue in the park due to the rock gardens and rocky ruts that could send someone flying. I won't take my lower intermediate riding friends on this trail. I have even had a pucker moment or two on this trail over the years when I picked a bad line (130mm travel), and I consider myself a legit advanced rider. Larger suspension bikes makes line selection not as necessary. Point is: this isn't like the other blues in the park so plan accordingly.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      winkeyless Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Dec 14, 2020 at 23:05)
       Best of ECDM. Pick your lines
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      MtbSkier71 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Dec 27, 2020 at 12:55)
       Should be a downhill only trail. Very bumpy ride in several sections. I won't want to do this with a hardtail as my 130mm full suspension is pushed to it's limits. There's a steep, very challenging climb up a steep rock garden to test your skills and strength. Only the best can make it on their first try!
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