2,948 ft
Distance
343 ft
Climb
-27 ft
Descent
00:10:32
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
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • 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.

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More Stats for Manzanita Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    317 ft
  • Altitude min
    435 ft
  • Altitude max
    757 ft
  • Altitude start
    440 ft
  • Altitude end
    757 ft
  • Grade
    10.737%
  • Grade max
    -12.958%
  • Grade min
    39.977%
  • Distance climb
    2,403 ft
  • Distance down
    343 ft
  • Distance flat
    202 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:26
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Manzanita Trail Trail Reports

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Jul 31, 2017 @ 11:47am
Jul 31, 2017
The water bars have been pulverized by the summer horse traffic.
Jun 20, 2017 @ 9:36pm
Jun 20, 2017
Apr 22, 2017 @ 6:21pm
Apr 22, 2017
reporter Very fast trail but includes very peaky waterbars so be cautious with speeds till you see how they are.
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Feb 26, 2017 @ 9:37pm
Feb 26, 2017
Manzanita Trail, San Luis Obispo

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