The Daley Ranch, 3,058-acre conservation area in Escondido, offers over 20 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use. The trails wind through lush oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub and chaparral, grasslands and riparian areas.

Trail Type: Loop

Trail Length: 1 miles

Trail Condition: Marginally Maintained

Dogs Allowed? Yes

Trail Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking

Trail Description:

The most popular of the ranch’s six major trails 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 a historic log cabin. The cabin was built by the first European settler to arrive in the valley, a young English immigrant named Robert Daley, who settled it in 1869.


Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Mountain Biking

Ride Difficulty: Moderate


Forest Fire, Heat, Snakes

More Info

Official Website: Visit Website

Information Number: 760-839-4680


Driving Directions

The main entrance is at the southernmost part of the property, just north of Dixon Lake at the top of La Honda Drive. Parking is available at the La Honda Drive entrance and within the adjacent Dixon Lake Recreation Area. The entrance to the northernmost part of the property is along the unimproved Cougar Pass Road, 0.5 miles south of Alps Way.

Trailhead Coordinates: 33.166498,-117.052417

Address: Daley Ranch3024 La Honda Drive, Escondido, CA, 92027