Manchester Reserve

Encinitas, California 92023

Manchester Reserve

Manchester Reserve Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"One of Encinitass newest reserves, this oasis in the middle of town offers a brisk hike with a chance of wildlife sightings. The reserve is embraced by houses on three sides, with the lagoon below. For a relatively small open space, the reserve offers the chance to get your legs burning up a steep hill, wildlife that includes endangered species, and a pretty impressive view. Not bad for the middle of town."

Manchester Reserve Reviews

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12/16/2015
This is private land owned by the Center for Natural Lands Management in Temecuka. Just last week they dumped tons of bark beetle infested mulch and logs from another project onto this "Natural Habitat Conservation" area. Still awaiting its removal as random residents unknowingly transport beetle infested logs to their neighborhoods!
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7/5/2010
If you live close by, this is a nice little diversion. It's not a great hike or anything; just a nice walk through the preserve. If you're a jogger, the trails between here and the lagoon to the west of the freeway are pretty popular. Bird watching is good here too. It won't rank among your favorites unless you're a bird watcher or wildlife photographer, but it's definitely worth your time if you haven't been here before. It's easy for kids too.
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Trail Information

Encinitas
Nearby City
2.1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1hour
Duration
Fall, when birds are migrating
Season
USGS Encinitas; trail maps available online at www.co.san-diego.ca.us/reusable _components/images/parks/ doc/Trails_OVRP.pdf, www .cityofencinitas.org/NR/ rdonlyres/416095A4-B85F- 4D96-89E8-E64EFEA16659/0/ TrailmaintenanceMap5.pdf, and www.ci.encinitas.ca.us/NR/ rdonlyres/7A9526E7-0F4D-43D3- AD01-83EF13E0038D/0/park_ beach_fac_map.pdf
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018