Manzanita Flats

Highland, California (SanBernardino County)

Last Updated: 07/30/2018
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.08 miles
Highest Elevation: 4422 feet
Duration: About 5 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Highland
Nearest Town w/ Services: Highland
Official Road Name: Manzanita Flats
Management Agency: San Bernardino National Forest
District: Front Country Ranger District


Highlight: Manzanita Flats
Manzanita Flats trail is a short spur off 1N09 City Creek Trail. It is part of the 4x4 off-road network of trails in the San Bernardino National Forest. The trail is on the south-facing slopes below Keller Peak and the community of Running Springs. 1N09 City Creek Trail is the reason for being here. Besides more than a dozen creek water crossings which could be a challenge in the springtime, there are spectacular views into the canyon to the south as you pass the Keller Cliffs.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The Manzanita Flats trailhead is from 1N09 City Creek, Waypoint 18

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Highland

Follow the directions to 1N09 - City Creek, travel east on 1N09 - City Creek 14 miles to Waypoint 18. The trailhead for Manzanita Flats will be on your left/north.


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Writer Information

Dennis Clark

Mapping Crew - California and Idaho

Dennis Clark was born in Los Angeles in 1942 and after 76 years of living in So Cal he moved to Emmett, Idaho with his wife Patricia, has four adult children with many grand and great grandchildren. He has loved the outdoors since his Cub Scout and Boy Scout days while camping with the family. He's an archer, hunter and fisherman but no longer wishes to harm animals. He has been involved with photography since the 1960's. He became more of a serious hiker in 2010 when he started Geocaching and has hiked the three tallest peaks in So Cal, Mt San Jacinto, Mt San Gorgonio and Mt Baldy, along with most of the lesser peaks in search of caches. Geocaching started his love for the USFS Trail system as he used the trails frequently to get to certain trailheads. He had a 2002 Ford Ranger 2wd and its amazing where that little pickup took him. In 5 years of weekly geocaching he was only stuck once in some Palm Springs sand. His 2016 Wrangler Sport Unlimited was purchased in 2015. He has become quite lazy in the hiking department as he can now drive to most locations. He's looking forward to posting some trails and don't hesitate to ask him for any help you might need.
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