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Address: Valley Center Road, Escondido, CA
Phone Number: (760) 839-4680
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Good trails close enough but away from the coast

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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263 reviews 263 reviews
113 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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246 reviews 246 reviews
114 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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
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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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