2,923 ft
Distance
-315 ft
Descent
00:01:58
Avg time
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Manzanita Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Montaña de Oro State Park
    Los Osos, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36074 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #82250 in Trail Running
    • #83383 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • 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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -315 ft
  • Altitude min
    436 ft
  • Altitude max
    752 ft
  • Altitude start
    752 ft
  • Altitude end
    436 ft
  • Grade
    -10.8%
  • Grade max
    -27.7%
  • Grade min
    0.4%
  • Distance down
    2,621 ft
  • Distance flat
    180 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:54
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on Apr 21, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)
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      Manzanita Trail Trail Reports

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      Apr 21, 2024 @ 8:12pm
      2 days
      Mar 5, 2024 @ 5:55am
      Mar 5, 2024
      There’s a bit of erosion but overall it’s pretty good.
      Jan 25, 2024 @ 2:55am
      Jan 25, 2024
      Little bit more water than just a few days ago. Parts of the trail are more eroded than just a couple days ago with a bonus rut that is just the...
      Dec 10, 2023 @ 7:08am
      Dec 10, 2023
      Nov 19, 2023 @ 8:27am
      Nov 19, 2023
      Dumping rain on 11/18 made for a wet ride. Trail holding up but puddles in spots, some sketchy.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 23.9 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 538 rides
      • 25.4 km avg distance
      All
      • 5,103 rides
      • Last: Apr 22, 2024

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      Jun 16, 2019 @ 9:59pm
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      youtuber Manzanita Trail - Los Osos, CA
      2:18 | 283 | Sep 13, 2020 , Los Osos
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      2:20 | 441 | Jun 16, 2019 , Los Osos
      Manzanita Trail - Montana De Oro - 01/22/23
      2:26 | 134 | Feb 8, 2023 , Los Osos
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