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Daley Ranch

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Address: Valley Center Road, Escondido, CA
Phone Number: (760) 839-4680
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scenic hiking

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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232 reviews 232 reviews
108 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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138 reviews 138 reviews
74 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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243 reviews 243 reviews
112 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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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Escondido, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you're looking for a calm stroll through beautiful So Cal scenery or an invigorating Hike up a steep hill, maybe a mountain bike ride through the back hills. This is the place to do it. They have clearly marked trails for every level of outdoors person.

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San Diego, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Love Boulder Loop. For people in shape, and not suggested for a novice, or anyone with health issues. Can be a bit difficult at times. The view at the top is magnificent. Be prepared to take water and there are no restrooms once you start uphill. Prefer hiking trails not frequented by the masses, but you can go up to... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

IF you're into walking under a scorching sun, breathing in dust while your skin burns this is the place to go. If you're lucky, you'll step on a rattlesnake.

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miami,Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

My dogs and i love this place it is so nice to walk in nature, one of those places to go and take a relaxing walk, you feel out of the city, I love the peace in this place.

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Escondido, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

I live nearby and frequent Daley Ranch often. There are many trails with various elevations and levels of difficulty for hiking, biking, horseback riding and running. There is also Dixon Lake park in the same area.

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