Manzanita Grove

EASY 3 reviews

Manzanita Grove is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Sobrante, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

One of two places in the East Bay to see rare and endangered pallid manzanita, also called Alameda manzanita. This trail follows the Sobrante Ridge, Manzanita, and Manzanita Loop trails. Great views of Mt. Diablo, Mt. Tamalpais, and San Pablo Ridge. BEST time to hike here is winter, after the first rains, when the manzanitas are in flower.

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
10 months ago

Great little hike out and back with a little loop on the end that goes through an Alameda Manzanita grove. The only other place in the bay that it grows is Huckleberry. It's almost a moderate and easy only because it's short and reminded me quite a bit of some of the hikes in Briones. Enjoyable hike that only takes about an hour.