TRAIL: Manzanita Mountain Trail
LENGTH: 2 miles one Way, 4 miles RT
DIFFICULTY: Extremely Difficult
DESCRIPTION: This trail head goes straight up the mountain, past a water tower, and continues to ascend to the ridgeline, where it intersects with the firebreak on the ridge. From this intersection you can go to the Right to Whitney Canyon, go to the Left to Walker Ranch or Camp 9 or Bear Divide, or make a loop by going down the Los Pinetos trail to Walker Ranch and back to Placerita Nature Center via the Canyon Trail. If you choose any of these options be sure to be prepared with lots of water, lunch, snacks, first aid, and a car at the other end to bring you back (unless you're doing the loop option)!
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HOW TO GET TO THE TRAILHEAD: : Exit Hwy 14 at Placerita Cyn Rd. If you’re coming from the South, turn Right. If you’re coming from the North, turn Left on Placerita Canyon Road. Turn Right into Placerita Canyon Natural Area (marked by a wooden sign). Park. Trailhead is to the Right of the building. Look for the water tower on the hill, and head towards that, then continue up the trail on the right.