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East Boundary-Hazard Peak-Manzanita

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun climb with quick, flowing downhills.


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12.5

Miles

20.2

KM

75%

Singletrack

1,059' 323 m

High

155' 47 m

Low

1,678' 511 m

Up

1,676' 511 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs No Dogs

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Overview

This loop is good for groups that include a broad range of abilities. For the most part, the climbs are gradual and the downhills flow nicely. The view from Hazard Peak is spectacular. The little poppers on the lower part of Manzanita are my favorite part. Overall, your ride will end with a smile!

Description

Begin on Hazard Canyon road. Ride to the end of the road and take the East Boundary trail. There are some tight switchbacks but the climb is not to bad.

From the top descend to Islay Creek Road. The descent is steep in places with a run of water bars. Ride down Islay Creek Road until you see an unmarked trail on your right. It's pretty obvious. This switchbacks to Hazard Mountain Trail. The trail flows with banked corners. Would be a great descent on another ride. Go right at the top of the trail and continue to the top of Hazard Peak. This gets a little rocky but it's an enjoyable, gradual climb.

Take in the view at the top and then head across the ridge. Turn left onto Manzanita. This is a fun down with little poppers on the lower part of the trail. As you get to the bottom there are two caution cones. Pay attention, stay well to the right, and slow down for a sharp turn or you'll skid out quickly. At Hazard Canyon Road, take a left and back to your car.

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  4.0 from 5 votes

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Photos

Hazard Peak Loop Trail Guide.
Sep 23, 2018 near Los Osos, CA
Pacific Ocean from Hazard Peak Trail, Montana de Oro SP
Sep 8, 2013 near Los Osos, CA
Nice views can be had from the top of Hazard Peak.
Dec 19, 2016 near Los Osos, CA
Moro Bay as seen from the top of Hazard Peak
Jul 10, 2017 near Los Osos, CA
Looking down at Morro Rock
Jan 24, 2018 near Los Osos, CA
Nice downhill section
Aug 18, 2019 near Los Osos, CA

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Feb 6, 2021
Joey Tu
Beautiful day to ride to Hazard Peak - Manzanita - East Boundary. A bit wet on top of east boundary but no big deal. 11.1mi — 1h 25m
Jan 17, 2021
Michael Nickals
Sep 6, 2020
Elie Amaraggi
Aug 16, 2020
Huck Sendit
Not worth it
Aug 15, 2020
Huck Sendit
Not worth driving to. If you're in the area may be worth it.
Jul 19, 2020
David Zemke
Jan 18, 2020
Robin Wallace