Daley Ranch - Trail, Escondido, California

Daley Ranch - Trail, Escondido, California

DESCRIPTION

All the trails at this place are alot of fun. climbs, downhills, single track, you name it, its here!

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 01, 2013]
Drogo
Cross Country Rider

Not seeing a lot of options for mtn. biking in Oceanside, this trail was a nice last minute find. I had to find a trail that was close to where I was staying and took a chance with this one. It was not the most difficult trail that I have ridden but, there is a little something for everyone. There a few very short technical and steep climbs that kept it challenging. If you do it right, you can have a very fun ride.

Customer Service

Don't know if I would recommend this toute but, it was good enough for me to give this trail a review. Here is the rout I took and covered about 15 miles with 2000 of climbing in about 1.5 hours with lots of map checking!

Parked in Parking lot on La Honda Dr. Started up Creek Crossing- L on East Ridge to Jack Creek Meadow Loop stay to right side of it. took this to the end. R on Hidden Springs. L on Engelmann Oak. R on Burnt Mtn. L on Englemann again. L on Bobcat single track. L on Cougar Ridge. L on Crest. L on Boulder loop. R on Ranch House. L on Middle Pond. R East Ridge to Sage and go L and then L on Coyote Run. R on East Ridge L on Middle Pond and finally L on Ranch House back to the Parking Lot. I am sure that when I ride this park again I will find lots of different routes and link them together for some pretty fun options.

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Aliso Woods Canyon, Whiting Ranch

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 26, 2007]
wagbarney
Weekend Warrior

Mixed use so keep your eyes open for hikers and horses. Bobcat and Crest are fun singletrack sections. The northern part of Englemann Oak from Hidden Spring to Cougar ridge (doubletrack) is fun to air it out for a couple miles through beautiful surroundings. Weekdays are pretty quiet here, especially the northern half of the property where I seldom see anyone.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 04, 2007]
sladnas
Cross Country Rider

Finally managed to get out and check this place out. All I can say: get out there and ride it! Very fun, a TON of different tracks representing a cross-section of skill levels/aerobic levels. Bobcat trail was the funnest part of the ride. It was hooooot out there today, so bring a lot of water and fillup at the Ranch house!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 10, 2006]
Dudevf1
Cross Country Rider

Very nice place to ride, convenient and well maintained.

Customer Service

From lot go right and climb a little, when I reach a fork I go right and do a longer more gradual climb, then downhill that is fun...usually stop by ranch house just to see it but then back through Jack meadow and up the cardiac hill. From there go on Burnt Oak and from there Bobcat, both are fun single tracks but nothing terribly hard. After Bobcat head up the climb on Cougar ridge and then keep going to Boulder and then the Ridgecrest or Ridgleine singtrack? Go back around the Boulder Loop and finish with the Crest trail, whioch is the most challenging trail at the ranch. A very challenging place for beginners, and a very fun place where you can do a bit of everything for higher skilled riders...When you consider the convenience, it's a great place to ride...

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Cuyamcas, Mission Trails, Noble Canyon

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 09, 2006]
fabio
Weekend Warrior

Very nice cross country area with a few technical sections on the single tracks. A little something for everyone.

Customer Service

I will typically do a 8 to 9 mile loop. Out of the parking lot take a right on the dirt fire road. after about 1/2 mile you come to a downhil section (you can see the fire road at the bottom of the hill. turn left up hill, this will take you to the ranch house with one steep hill. Go north on the left side of Jack Creek and take the loop all the way around. Just before you reach the ranch house, turn left and up the hill to the pond. Stay on the fire road till you take a right on diamondback or side winder or some type of poisonous snake trail. This will meet Coyote Run at a "Y", stay to the right for the rocky/rutty downhill section (watch out for riders coming up, hikers and horses. This will end at the fire road you came in on. Turn left, then after a 1/4 mile go right back the way you came in. For a longer ride take hidden spring (cardiac) to burnt mountain then left to bobcat, left up to the main fire road. turn right, then right again at the boulder loop, turn left on rock ridge, left on boulder loop to the road and right back to the parking lot. This is about 12 or so miles. Have fun.

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Ted Williams, Noble, Big Laguna, Hodges, Sycamore Creek

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 26, 2005]
Lawrence
Cross Country Rider

Mix of fireroad (about 60%) and singletrack (about 40%). Central valley is relatively flat, with hills to the east and steeper hills to the west. Great place for beginners (central valley) or for intermediates/experts (west side and singletrack, especially Crest and Bobcat singletracks).

Customer Service

Here's a route that covers all of the legal singletrack in the park - grab a map at the La Honda parking lot and follow along: Creek Crossing (rolling R: East Ridge (rolling) L: Sage (climb) L: Coyote Run (singletrack; rolling) R: Diamondback (singletrack; climb) R: Sage (climb - didn't think you'd get away with not doing the top of Sage, did you?) R: Coyote Run (rolling; downhill past Diamondback; some technical spots) R: East Ridge L: Middle Pond (singletrack, according to the map, but more like a narrow fireroad) R: Ranch House Straight past the Ranch House onto Jack Creek Meadow Loop Rd. L: Hidden Spring (CLIMB) L: Englemann Oak (down) R: Burnt Mountain (singletrack; up, then a technical descent) L: Englemann Oak (rocky downhill) L: Bobcat (singletrack, downhill) L: Cougar Ridge (brutal uphill to intersection with Englemann Oak, then rolling) R: Boulder Loop L: Rock Ridge (singletrack; downhill; under construction) R: Boulder Loop (climb) L: Cougar Ridge (rolling) R: Crest (funfunfun downhill) L: Boulder Loop (short) R: Ranch House, to La Honda parking lot More info at http://sdmountainbiking.blogspot.com

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Lake Hodges, Elfin Forest, Sycamore Canyon, Cuyamaca Rancho, Noble

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 23, 2005]
aword4you
Cross Country Rider

Daley was awesome yesterday following the rains last weekend. Sand was still pretty packed down, and there was no dust kicked up at all while riding. Trails weren't muddy or really wet at all either, and it had been misting most of the day. There were a few other cyclists and hikers out, but not super crowded.

Customer Service

We always head right from the paved trail in the parking lot and start climbing. Yesterday we didn't even head down to the Ranch House, turned off on the side trail from the downhill right before hitting the ranch and did the loop over to Cardiac Hill and the other climbs on the west side. Had a nice 12 mile loop. We've done Engelmann Oak and the downhill singletrack twice now, and it gets better every time. Loved the Crest Trail downhill yesterday as there was little loose sand.

Similar Products Used:

Hodges for beginners is good. I love Hurkey in Idyllwild, but is a bit of a drive north east.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 10, 2005]
XCslowpoke
Cross Country Rider

Daley Ranch is mostly exposed fireroad. There are three or four short single track routes. Overall it suited me fine for some nice endurance training rides because most of the climbs were short and not very steep. The east side is fairly flat and uneventful. The west side is steeper but the climbs are fairly short. More interesting single track on the west side. Boy is was hot a few of the days in October. I guess the Santa Anna winds were blowing. Pretty hot for a guy from NorCal.

Customer Service

Pick up a map, you can ride almost every trail in this place on a two hour ride. I was riding at endurance pace and had to double up in a few sections to get 2 to 2.5 hours of riding in.

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Had a great time at Noble Canyon.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 28, 2005]
aword4you
Weekend Warrior

Have ridden Daley Ranch twice so far. Once a few days ago, once today. Lots of rough climbs, but it's pretty fun out there. Some rain ruts throughout. There are a few ponds there that are scenic. Sometimes you'll run in to a few hikers, and once in awhile an equestrian or two. Everyone's been really friendly. The other nice things are the water at the Ranch House, and the rest rooms (port-o-potties). Even as a novice this is a pretty good ride for me. Some parts are rough, but it's doable.

Customer Service

Pick up a trail map. I'm staying away from the west side loops for now, off the paved area. LOTS of tough climbs over there. I really like the east side, turn right off the entrance, start climbing. Past the water tower, down to the ranch house. There's another nice loop off the Ranch House with some interesting sections.

Similar Products Used:

Big Laguna. Still checking the routes out!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 01, 2003]
htank73
Downhiller

this is just to update the current status post fire. everything is open, however much of the eastern part of daley ranch is scorched. the trails are still the same except the green vegetation is replaced with mars like scenery. found two new trails never new were there, and i thought i've ridden everything.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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