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greenBlue Manzanita Trail

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Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 279' 85 m
Descent: -118' -36 m
High: 1,240' 378 m
Low: 964' 294 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Craig Gleason

The primary trail on the south side of St. Joseph's Hill.

Craig Gleason

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

Compared to the Novitiate Trail/ Range Trail on the north side of St. Joseph's Hill, this is the easier way up. It winds around through the brush with great views of the reservoir and surrounding hills. The grade is mostly mild with a bit of a grunt up the final hill. Terrain ranges from packed dirt to some moderately rocky sections. Many different loops are possible here and most of the singletrack (what there is) is accessible from Manzanita.

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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Dec 30, 2018
Derek Fitzpatrick
Dec 8, 2018
Matt Garrity
Nov 1, 2018
Mark Tangmere
Bird bike was here
Aug 17, 2018
Steve Dorsey
Probably rode this more than any other (since High School in the 80's). A classic climb that is challenging to newcomers, familiar to locals.
Aug 16, 2014
Wayne Lotoza

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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#396

in California

#6,184

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Damon Moon
Santa Clara, CA
Damon Moon   Santa Clara, CA
Here's a video going up the St Joseph Trail. youtu.be/EEgg3nrbreI Jan 31, 2019

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