Photos of Bonhoff Trail to Manzanita Trail

Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 935 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching




wild flowers


7 months ago

I took a short hike from the Smith Creek station on Mt. Hamilton Road, and joined Mazanita Trail from there. I highly recommend this hike, and I plan to go back for further exploration. Beautiful trail through oak woodlands, open grassy areas and ponds. Everything still green in mid-March 2019 after a winter that had both rain and snow at this elevation. Little streamlets still running near the trail at spots, especially at the lower levels of Manzanita Trail. Muddy in places, and there are signs currently saying that the trail is closed to bikes and horses - but still presumably open to hikers. You will also probably run into cattle grazing at various spots.

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