Manzanita Creek Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Manzanita Creek Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Old Station, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

6.9 miles
1240 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

scenic driving


cross country skiing




wild flowers


no dogs

2 months ago

3 months ago

July 8, 2017
Manzanita Creek trail is a very easy stroll through the woods (should not be rated moderate). There really isn't any great views along the way, and I was very disappointed with the end destination. A nice view of one of the peaks from the bottom of it, but no areas to sit. The trail just ends in the middle of the woods. I did not really notice a meadow since everything was overgrown. Because we were disappointed we continued past the creek and climbed up as far as we could. Once higher up we enjoyed a much better view of the landscape, but without this added adventure the trail is pretty uneventful. If you're looking for a nice 7 mile easy walk then go for it. If you are more of a thrill seeker and want a great view, hike Chaos Crags (Crags Lake) trail. The trailhead is very close to the beginning of this trail and there's a significantly better view at the end (it's also shorter and more moderate).

3 months ago

6 months ago

scenic driving
11 months ago

Monday, October 03, 2016

Deff going back again ..

Friday, August 19, 2016

A nice, moderate hike through the pines, near Manzanita Creek (which you cross once over a culvert), with a pretty meadow at the end. Great views of Chaos Crags and Loomis Peak

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday, June 05, 2016

It was beautiful, we only got to Hike manzanita lake. The rest of the park was not open in early May. It was beautiful!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Excellent trip! Be sure to check out the Cinder Cone volcano on the other side of the park. Spectacular views and a challenging hike but definitely worth it!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A great park worth visiting if you are in Northern CA!! Crowds are minimal compared to other NP in the state!