Daley Ranch is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Escondido, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Daley Ranch has several trails. the 6.40 mile trail referred to here is Ranch House Road to the John Meadow Loop trail. Trail Map: http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/glance/uniquely/daley/map.pdf Daley Ranch is a 3,058-acre conservation area acquired in 1996 by the City of Escondido and is managed in perpetuity for the preservation of a biologically unique and diverse habitat area of regional importance. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational and educational opportunities and experiences in a historically significant setting. The property contains a number of natural vegetation communities including lush oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub and chaparral, grasslands, and riparian areas. Approximately 1.5 miles from the La Honda entry is the redwood ranch house (currently a private caretaker's residence), redwood barn, and numerous outbuildings of historical interest.Daley Ranch Daley Ranch offers over 20 miles of multipurpose trails for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use. Six distinct trails cover most of the property. Most popular are the Boulder Loop Trail (2.4 miles) which affords outstanding views of Escondido, and the Ranch House Loop (2.5 miles), which passes two small ponds and the site of Daley's original log cabin. Since private motorized vehicles are not permitted within Daley Ranch, the City sponsors a free shuttle service, which runs every Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The shuttle picks up passengers at the La Honda Drive entrance gate on the half-hour and on the hour, and picks up passengers at the Ranch House for the return trip on the quarter hour. The shuttle van is wheelchair accessible.
A nice trail, little bit walked out in spots. heavily trafficked on Saturday morning parking limited.
Beautiful hike,great views. Most of it it's flat on the top,we took so many great pictures almost 10 miles we did it in 3 hours all the way around.
Gorgeous! Nice variety of terrain.
Nice variety on the 9 mile loop. It was a gorgeous walk to end around sunset.
this is a great place to do an easy short hike a moderate hike or even an all day 15-18 mile hike by mixing and matching all the different trails that intertwine in this preserve.
Really nice hike! Perfect weather! Peaceful hike, not too many people out today, probably cuz of Super Bowl Sunday