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Daley Ranch

Valley Center Road, Escondido, CA
(760) 839-4680
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Ranked #5 of 12 activities in Escondido
Type: Hiking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Mission Viejo, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
103 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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San Diego, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is a great place to go with your horse! The trails are good and have differing degrees of difficulty. Beautiful, especially in the spring! There are mountain bikers but most are very considerate about not spooking your horse!

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

We are not REAL hikers but always enjoy our trips to Daley Ranch to hike the wide trails there. The Ramona lilac is in blossom on the hills at this time of the year, giving a lavender-blue tinge everywhere. There is a box at the trail entrance with maps, but the suggested price is $2, so we didn't take one.... More

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Carlsbad, California
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20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Many miles of trails most with little elevation gain. You can get a climb if you do the trail that takes you up to Tom's Peak. Cool Ranch House and Historic area. Easy to get to off of the 15 freeway. A little hot to hike during the months of June-September but the rest of the year it's a real... More

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