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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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Escondido, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Daley Ranch has a very good trail system great for people on foot, horse, or bike. The scenery is very pleasant and peaceful, with multiple trails and meadows. I would definitely recommend this to anybody looking for a great hike.

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Escondido, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Not a lot of tree shade. I recommend going early in the morning or later in the evening. It gets hot here very quickly. Bring water if hiking between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

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San Marcos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Been hiking all over and Daley Ranch is ok. Lots of trails some decent hills but not real scenic. Take lots of water very hot area.

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

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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Ontario
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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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