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“Great Trails”
Review of Daley Ranch

Daley Ranch
Reviewed 3 April 2012

This is a great place to go with your horse! The trails are good and have differing degrees of difficulty. Beautiful, especially in the spring! There are mountain bikers but most are very considerate about not spooking your horse!

2  Thank Mise48
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We are not REAL hikers but always enjoy our trips to Daley Ranch to hike the wide trails there. The Ramona lilac is in blossom on the hills at this time of the year, giving a lavender-blue tinge everywhere. There is a box at the trail entrance with maps, but the suggested price is $2, so we didn't take one. When we later found that we needed one, other hikers were happy to give us directions. Regular sneakers are not good enough for the traction needed on the steep, sandy slopes, so make sure that you have a good hking shoe!

1  Thank Elaine C
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

Many miles of trails most with little elevation gain. You can get a climb if you do the trail that takes you up to Tom's Peak. Cool Ranch House and Historic area. Easy to get to off of the 15 freeway. A little hot to hike during the months of June-September but the rest of the year it's a real treat.

Thank copejenney
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Reviewed 13 May 2008

Adjacent to Dixon Lake, Daley Ranch is a 3,000+ acre chunk of SoCal wilderness right in the middle of Escondido. Hike/Bike/Horse trails run all throughout the park with differing degrees of difficulty. (it also has a ton of Geocaches if your into that sort of thing). There is an old Ranch house on the property though I've never made it that far out. There aren't a lot of trees or shade here, so come prepared for heat in the summer, but spring yields tons of wildflowers that blanket the area. Many interesting rock formations, and an abundance of native plants (Sage, Laurel, etc) fence in the trails. Cabins and camping are near the area at Dixon Lake, and an Oak Park is located at the front gate; good for birthdays and weekends outdoors.

1  Thank angelmedia
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