Daley Ranch Horseback Riding

The 23rd most popular equestrian 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 horseback 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 23rd most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Daley Ranch including Noble Canyon Loop, Horsethief Trailhead, Big Laguna Trail, Boulder Oaks, Pioneer Mail Trailhead and Penny Pine TrailheadCoyote Canyon.

Daley Ranch Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Daley Ranch (760) 839-4680; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; CA Backcountry Horsemen (888) 302-BCHC.

Best Season:  Mar. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

GPS:  33.197, -117.0887

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  6/30/2016

ID:  13118

Daley Ranch Horseback Riding Map


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