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Manzanita Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
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°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Craig Gleason

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

Craig Gleason

Electric Mountain 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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Oct 26, 2019
Miø Suzuki
Jun 28, 2019
barrett england
7h 30m
Jun 22, 2019
barrett england
7h 30m
Jun 15, 2019
barrett england
First day with clips — 7h 30m
Jun 8, 2019
barrett england
7h 30m
Jun 1, 2019
barrett england
7h 30m
Dec 30, 2018
Derek Fitzpatrick
Dec 8, 2018
Matt Garrity

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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#445

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#7,094

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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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