Manzana Trail is a 20.3 mile loop trail located near Los Olivos, California that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
20.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,339 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

Went in June, however much that shapes the experience, and had a difficult time with water. For anyone going, just know the last stream you'll run across is 2 miles before the schoolhouse and the school house is the final camping spot. We made the mistake of traveling on from the school house, thinking there might be water further along and another campsite and were forced to turn back. Cool hike though.

hiking
6 months ago

I traveled east on Hurricane Deck and connected with Manzana Trail near the schoolhouse and headed east. The flat terrain and ample water crossing was nice after a long hike up Potrero to the Deck. If you’re looking for a hard elevation trek this isn’t what you’re looking for. Be prepared to cross water 25+ times if you plan on going to the school house from the Sun Valley trailhead.

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

Great hike. Make sure to bring enough water. I wish that I had worn gaiters, lots of brush that gets in your boots. Great wide open views

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Beautiful in the spring when wildflowers are blooming and water is flowing! Great for backpacking and day hikes. Lots of river crossing, so be prepared to get your boots wet!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Not sure if I had a unique experience, but this trail is definitely sketch! It's not hiked very often so the trails is overgrown in a few places leading up to the school house. The trail leaving the schoolhouse east is really hard to see! My friend and I got lost and had to back track. Also, watch out for wild donkeys

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

Good hike and great for beginners

camping
Monday, July 01, 2013

Went backpacking on this trail took around 4 1/2 hours to hike all the way out to school house. Went in mid June it is very dry and was minimal flowing water but still some at certain stops (use filtration tabs and drank the flowing water felt good didn't get sick) I do recommend bug spray and sunscreen it was around 80 degrees when I went and feels like it!! But all around great hike!!

hiking
Sunday, May 06, 2012

Great hike. Bring sunscreen and bug spray. Took me about 5 hours one way. Lots of creek crossings being extra socks and shoes!! Sometimes it's hard to find the trail but just follow the stacked rocks. Thank you to whomever started stacking them they helped a lot!

hiking
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Very nice hike.

recorded Manzana Trail

backpacking
8 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Monday, June 13, 2016

camping
Sunday, May 29, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 10, 2015