2,905 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-323 ft
Descent
00:04:04
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Manzanita Trail
  • CCCMB
    Maintainer

Manzanita Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Montana De Oro State Park
    Los Osos, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Manzanita can be a FAST downhill comprised of hardpack sandstone that tends to have a bit of kitty litter on top. On the downhill, there is a very significant exposure in the form of a severely steep drop-off down into a canyon. The majority of
the trail runs along this exposure until you get near the bottom where it sweeps right and leads you to a rather steep, off camber switchback down into a quick creek water crossing and an immediate steep but short climb out to the end of the trail. The upper and very bottom sections can experience significant overgrowth in spring time but it is pretty faithfully maintained. During those late winter, early spring maintenance periods, it is necessary to create very steep and peaky water bars across the trail in numerous places. Be cautious of your speed till you have experienced current conditions. They can be dangerous to those unsuspecting riders that cut loose from the top. Manzanita does experience travel in BOTH directions but the predominant cycling direction is downhill with a right turn made on Hazard's Cyn Road and return to the intersection with East Boundary Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Manzanita Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -316 ft
  • Altitude min
    433 ft
  • Altitude max
    751 ft
  • Altitude start
    751 ft
  • Altitude end
    435 ft
  • Grade
    -10.889%
  • Grade max
    -28.412%
  • Grade min
    7.088%
  • Distance climb
    192 ft
  • Distance down
    2,520 ft
  • Distance flat
    193 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:26
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Status:
on Apr 12, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to manzanita-trail-28352 trailhead (35.287910, -120.846260)
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Manzanita Trail Trail Reports

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Apr 12, 2018 @ 1:50pm
Apr 12, 2018
Mar 26, 2018 @ 12:08pm
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 4, 2018 @ 10:19pm
Mar 4, 2018
A little tackier than usual, but as always this trail is mostly dry when the others are still mud. Good layer of kitty-litter in the water bars,...
Jan 10, 2018 @ 7:22pm
Jan 10, 2018
Tacky!
Jul 31, 2017 @ 11:47am
Jul 31, 2017
The water bars have been pulverized by the summer horse traffic.
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Feb 26, 2017 @ 9:37pm
Feb 26, 2017
Manzanita Trail, San Luis Obispo

Routes with this trail

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Kite
10 miles
MDO Enduro Route
28 miles

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