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Address: Valley Center Road, Escondido, CA
Phone Number: (760) 839-4680
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Very Stroller Friendly, if by Stoller You Really Mean Horse

If you're looking for a hike with your wee ones and a stroller, this isn't the best place. We got there late morning and hiked through lunch time. The scenery is magnificent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a hike with your wee ones and a stroller, this isn't the best place. We got there late morning and hiked through lunch time. The scenery is magnificent. Though probably not technically a desert, this area is sandy, scrubby and rocky. It was hot, dry and very sunny. Put on sunblock, and once you think you... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is a great place to go for a walk. Make it short or as long as you want. Very rural and quiet (all you hear are the bird and insects). Yet it's very close to San Diego, Escondido and the coast to make it a good day out. In the way back to San Diego ensure you stop in... More 

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Escondido, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You would think you were miles from civilization. Daley Ranch has many miles of great hiking trails, some with hills that will challenge you. In years when it rains (ha!) there and many wild flowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Daley Ranch provides lots of space for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding...all of the edge of Escondido, CA. In a few short minutes one can seem to be far away from the busy highways and urban areas of Southern California, enjoying the rural beauty of what this area looked like generations ago.

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My parents own a house near Daley, The best views Westward across the Escondido Valley can be seen from the high points of the trails around Daley. Take a bike or hike through. There's not a lot of water in the region so Lake Dixon just at the foot of these trails is a nice view in the midst of... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We hiked there some time ago. It is wild and scenic and worth a trip.We were led by a docent, who did a great job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If you are staying in Carlsbad/Ocean Side/San Diego take a day and go hiking at Daley Ranch, a 3,000 acre Mountain Park with Boulders the size of Mini Vans. There are many trails and I would rate the hiking as family perfect as there are some steep hills but not difficult. I have completed all the trails and just finished... More 

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You have to be patient with this hike. The initial trek in from the parking area is worst part of the hike. Once you get to the valley then there are several beautiful trails to explore.

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We were spending the weekend in Escondido and the weather was beautiful so we headed here for an afternoon hike. We took an easy hike to the ranch house that was about 2.2 miles I think round trip. It starts off pretty step levels off a bit then down the back side. There are many trails to take in the... More 

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This ranch is located about 90 miles south of LA, arrive early on weekends to get a spot in the free lot. Just a short walk from trailhead, restrooms available at Dixon Lake. This is a popular hiking area that's dog friendly and shares trail with mountain bikers and horses. Tip: if you stay off single track trails, you won't... More 

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Address: Valley Center Road, Escondido, CA
Phone Number: (760) 839-4680
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido

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