Stanley Peak via Creek Crossing Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Stanley Peak via Creek Crossing Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escondido, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
918 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

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1 month ago

I’ve done this one a few times. Pretty easy terrain until you actually get to Stanley Peak Trail, then there’s some good incline to the top, but it’s not super long. The trails are well marked at Daley Ranch and of course it can get toasty there. The only reason I knocked off a star is because the view at the top is disappointing. Your view is of a road and you can hear the cars, but it’s worth the hike to see the other mountains.

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3 months ago

Easy to moderate trail to the peak with a little surprise at the summit. Wedge between boulders is a metal box containing journals and pen encouraging hikers to share their experience hiking Stanley Peak. Love the idea and made sure to share my thoughts. Most of the trail is paved with loose sandy soil and only almost half a mile to the summit that the trail became rocky. Easily doable even for children who love adventures.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

I love this hike- I made a loop out of it. Easy to follow and many trails to go explore. I recommend it.

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5 months ago

Nice hike. Daley Ranch has a lot of desirable traits to its hikes. They are clean and well maintained. The Stanley Peak trail... Once you get to it is only about 1/2 a mile long, but it feels good after the previous 2 1/2 miles up because it gets a little more intense. It's a quick elevation change in that last 1/2 and the views are amazing. Be careful of mountain bikers!

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6 months ago

Great to get the heart pumping at the start and then mellow out wide trail for most of it then slims down for one part pretty steep towards the top lots of dogs on the trail and their poop so mind your step. Go in the morning there is good parking till about 8 am ish and then it gets full fast . Bring water it gets hot and not much shade after 9ish also a good hand full of bikers but all nice .

11 months ago

Great Distance, a bit of technical, and a steady climb

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Trail hike at Daley Ranch that is an alternative to going to the OWT.

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