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Manzanita Trail

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 4.8 (26)

This technically demanding trail leaves the redwood forest to cut through a small manzanita grove.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Singletrack

2,328' 709 m

High

1,978' 603 m

Low

45' 14 m

Up

395' 120 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

The Manzanita Trail is one of the prime trails of this park. Traversing it in this north to south direction, makes it almost completely downhill. This is an enjoyable way to ride, but you'll pay for all that downhill later! The trail surface is rutted and rocky in some sections making for more technically challenging riding.

Manzanita Trail provides some switchbacks, some sandpits, some sunshine, sandstone, rocky trail obstacles, and portions of trail that look more like a creek bed. (The Manzanita Trail was improved in 2011 to remove a hazardous section.) The trail ends at a T-junction with the Timberview Trail fire road.

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  4.8 from 26 votes

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Forest in El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve.
Jul 2, 2018 near Portola…, CA
View so the coast from Manzanita Trail.
Jan 28, 2018 near Woodside, CA
Peaceful descent :)
Nov 10, 2019 near Woodside, CA
Forest on Manzanita Trail in El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve.
Jul 2, 2018 near Portola…, CA
Manzanita Trail: El Corte de Madera, Skeggs
Feb 4, 2015 near Woodside, CA

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