November 23, 2007

Trail Description: Manzanita is one of our personal favorite in Napa County as it combines open meadows with an oak canopy trail that meanders through rock studded forested hillsides with great views of the valley. Add to this the amazing lush Toyon Creek Trail and you have a perfect short hike.

Trail Location:
  Manzanita trail starts east of the parking lot (that's towards the archery range for the directionally challenged) and goes along the parks fence for a half mile before turning up into the oak woodlands. The 3.5 mile trail has an elevation gain of about 400'. 

Blooming Plants Not Pictured:
NN=Non Native
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis)
Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus discolor)- Berry only NN
Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)–Berry Only
Wild radish (Raphanus sativus) NN
Yellow Star Thistle (Centaurea solstitialis) NN

Ferns & Allies Not Pictured:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens)
Chain Fern (Woodwardia fimbriata)
Giant Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii)
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum jordanii)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)










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Beginning the hike.