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
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
Ride Difficulty: Moderate
Forest Fire, Heat, Snakes
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