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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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E-Bikes Not Allowed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Megan W with improvements by Chris M

Trail Ratings

  4.9 from 40 votes

#184

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  4.9 from 40 votes
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#14

in California

#184

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Forest in El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve.
Jul 2, 2018 near Portola…, CA
Manzita Trail - great climbing and descending.
Dec 20, 2020 near Woodside, CA
Peaceful descent :)
Nov 10, 2019 near Woodside, CA
View so the coast from Manzanita Trail.
Jan 28, 2018 near Woodside, CA
The bottom of Manzanita, ready to climb it.
Dec 20, 2020 near Portola…, CA
Oh, THAT'S why they call it...
Dec 20, 2020 near Woodside, CA
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Check-Ins

Sep 16, 2023
Erik Thunstrom
Fun, one of the better trails in the park. Some rocks, but easy to clear.
Dec 14, 2019
R. Gon
Mar 30, 2019
Arnaud Mzd
Mar 22, 2019
Michael Nichols
Dec 15, 2018
M K
Oct 8, 2018
Paul Diaz
Aug 9, 2018
Scott Lee
9mi — 1h 56m
Aug 27, 2017
Jeff Lian
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