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Manzanita Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (9)

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


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Doubletrack

1,240' 378 m

High

964' 294 m

Low

279' 85 m

Up

118' 36 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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

Shared By:

Craig Gleason

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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#554

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Photos

Top of St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve. Can't tell from the photo, but it was windy as sin at the top.
Oct 26, 2016 near Los Gatos, CA
The trail as it departs the Jones Trail and makes its way back toward the Lexington Reservoir.
Jun 27, 2016 near Los Gatos, CA

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Oct 26, 2019
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Jun 28, 2019
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