2,905 ft
5 ft
-323 ft
Avg time
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Manzanita Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Montana de Oro State Park
    Los Osos, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -316 ft
  • Altitude min
    433 ft
  • Altitude max
    751 ft
  • Altitude start
    751 ft
  • Altitude end
    435 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    192 ft
  • Distance down
    2,520 ft
  • Distance flat
    193 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 4, 2018
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
Directions to manzanita-trail-28352 trailhead (35.287910, -120.846260)
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Manzanita Trail Trail Reports

Oct 4, 2018 @ 1:20pm
Oct 4, 2018
Aug 30, 2018 @ 2:31pm
Aug 30, 2018
Aug 22, 2018 @ 10:23am
Aug 22, 2018
reporter Running pretty loose in the upper section. Powdery dry....but EVERYTHING is powdery dry!
Apr 12, 2018 @ 1:50pm
Apr 12, 2018
Mar 26, 2018 @ 12:08pm
Mar 26, 2018
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Feb 26, 2017 @ 9:37pm
Feb 26, 2017
Manzanita Trail, San Luis Obispo

Routes with this trail

10 miles
MDO Enduro Route
28 miles


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Mountainbiking Montana de Oro State Park-...
132 | Feb 26, 2017 , Los Osos
Manzanita Trail San Luis Obispo
10:11 | 475 | Jun 13, 2011 , Los Osos
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