2,905 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-323 ft
Descent
00:02:07
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Manzanita Trail
  • CCCMB
    Maintainer

Manzanita Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Montana de Oro State Park
    Los Osos, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36074 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2112 in E-Biking
    • #82250 in Trail Running
    • #83383 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Manzanita Trail mountain bike trail 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
    00:02:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:24
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Status:
on Feb 4, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.65 (6 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Manzanita Trail Trail Reports

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      Feb 4, 2022 @ 2:20pm
      Feb 4, 2022
      Dec 2, 2021 @ 10:38am
      Dec 2, 2021
      Sep 30, 2021 @ 10:18am
      Sep 30, 2021
      Brake bumps loose but still fun. What do you expect after no rain. Watch out for poison oak
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 8:06pm
      Jun 10, 2021
      Major brake bumps
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 5:11pm
      Apr 20, 2021
      Dusty and brake bumps
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 408 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,603 rides
      • Last: Oct 4, 2022

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      Jun 16, 2019 @ 9:59pm
      Jun 16, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Sbartlebaugh (Mar 17, 2021 at 20:24)
      Decent conditions today in the downhill direction. Vegetation is ok right now.
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      youtuber Manzanita Trail - Los Osos, CA
      2:18 | 200 | Sep 13, 2020 , Los Osos
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      2:20 | 339 | Jun 16, 2019 , Los Osos
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      8:12 | 32 | Apr 26, 2022 , Los Osos
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