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East Ridge and Boulder Loop

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Daley Ranch

East Ridge and Boulder Loop is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Escondido, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 830 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Running Partially paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife No shade Historic site
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Catherine O'Reilly Dennis
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CLOSED. Blockades up and no parking anywhere. (covid)

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Martin Brenner
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Nice trail but almost no shade. A few nice uphill sections but also a bit of road walking.

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Angela Leahy
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A Vberg
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There’s very nice bathrooms at a spot along this trail, which is awesome! Overall really liked it, trail nice and wide so easy to spot snakes.

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Tami Sparks
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Took my work team out for a team bonding Activity yesterday morn. The temp was perfect and the hike great for some beginners. We took off the boulder loop section and came back down the ranch house trail so took off about 2 miles. Our hike was 3.1.

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Chris Heiligenberg
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Very Nice smaller, short hike. Beautiful views of layered mtns. Saw some of the wildlife-a Buck & coyote. Good spot to do some bouldering in a few spots. Highly recommend if ur in the area

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Loree Love
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It was a nice hike...looking forward to trying different trails at Daley Ranch

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Gary Foster
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Lots of pavement and rangers happy to write tickets for off-leash dogs. Beautiful up top.

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Hollie Gordon
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Great views and just an overall nice hike. Bags and trash cans for dog waste along the way.

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Sofia Sanchez
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nice hike

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Joey Wharton
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Was a nice hike when I got off the pavement and heavy traffic.

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Charis Moriarty
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Kinda windy today with the Santa Anna’s blowing but there are some steep parts of the trail so it felt pretty good! We ended up taking the billy goat trails - rock ridge through boulder loop and then the cougar trail up to crest. The trails were thin and rocky but the views were incredible. And there are some awesome bouldering spots on the rock ridge trail. Overall a great short hike!

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Mark Wheeler
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So it’s definitely a moderate trail. Just a few steep parts. But the ground is pretty loose in places which makes it more difficult then an ordinary and easier trail. I did like the changes in surroundings. I threw in another 3/4 of mile by taking the Cougar Ridge trail and the Crest Trail connections. If I do it again I would go counter clockwise to make it more difficult and it is a must to throw in the single track Crest Line trail for more fun. Enjoy!

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miyuki tachibana
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it was nice trail. but too much dog drops all over.

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Felipe Castellon
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Starts off flat to warm you up. Has descending and climbing until you get to east ridge. during winter and spring you cross a creek at he bottom. then continues climbing until to a short descend. At the top you can see Escondido and on a clear day, the Pacific Ocean. Mount Palomar to the east, Mt Woodson (potato chip) to the southeast, Double Peak to the south. Chaparral all around with plenty of sage and other native plants. East ridge takes you between two ponds and continues to the Historic Ranch House where there are rest areas and bathrooms with water. Go on a paved road to Boulder loop trail where it starts getting steep, good training for more difficult trails with nice views. It continues around and a steep descend to the paved road again and continues to the trailhead. This is a 5 1/2 mile trail which has connecting trails if you desire. Great for Map and Compass learning.

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Karen Longley
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Karen Longley
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Aline Bohr
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Joanne Wilmes
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daniel bliven
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Jessica Legrue
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Ariel Ollier
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Kurtis Damerow
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Heather Hertzler
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Rex McCray
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Gloria Garcia
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Wendy De Leon
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