2,905 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-323 ft
Descent
00:02:31
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
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #34981 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    00:02:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:26
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Status:
on Nov 26, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Manzanita Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 1:22pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 1:39pm
      Nov 24, 2018
      Running well!
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 1:20pm
      Oct 4, 2018
      Killer
      Aug 30, 2018 @ 2:31pm
      Aug 30, 2018
      reporter
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 10:23am
      Aug 22, 2018
      reporter Running pretty loose in the upper section. Powdery dry....but EVERYTHING is powdery dry!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 219 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,049 rides
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      Photos

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      3 |
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 3:31pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      Manzanita Trail, San Luis Obispo
      18 |
      Feb 26, 2017 @ 9:37pm
      Feb 26, 2017
      Manzanita Trail, San Luis Obispo

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