Hiking The Daley Ranch

The 52nd most popular hiking trail in California.

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Northeast of San Diego and Escondido, the 3,000 acre Daley Ranch is a preserved open space with 20+ miles of multi-use hiking trails. 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 Daleys original log cabin.

To reach the northern entrance from Escondido, head north on Broadway to Couger Pass Road. The entrance is 0.5 miles south of Alps Way.

Overall, Daley Ranch is the 52nd most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Daley Ranch including Noble Canyon Loop and Big Laguna Trail.

Daley Ranch Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Daley Ranch (760) 839-4680; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "1,000 Best Hikes In California" from Tom Stienstra

Best Season:  Mar. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

GPS:  33.197, -117.0887

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  13119

Daley Ranch Hiking Map


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