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Daley Ranch offers four hikes in September



 

 

All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at http:// www.escondido.org and www.visi­tescondido.com. Note that drinking water is not available in many areas of Daley Ranch so be sure to carry a sufficient supply.

Saturday, September 10, 6:30 a.m. “Discover Daley Ranch” 5 to 7 Miles

Meet Naturalist William Sherrard for a slow to moderately paced hike on the trails of Daley Ranch. The planned hike is between five and seven miles in length and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours. Sherrard says he will happy to map out a hike for those wishing to go longer distances. Choices are hikes of 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 or 18 miles in length.

Saturday, September 17, 6:30 a.m. “Discover Daley Ranch” 5 to 7 Miles

Meet Naturalist William Sherrard for a slow to moderately paced hike on the trails of Daley Ranch. The planned hike is between five and seven miles in length and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours. Sherrard says he will happy to map out a hike for those wishing to go longer distances. Choices are hikes of 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 or 18 miles in length.

Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m. – noon.

I Love a Clean San Diego is hosting the 32nd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Thousands of volunteers join together at over 100 sites through­out the county, picking up trash and recyclables along shorelines and sur­rounding trails. Water, bags, and gloves will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own re­usable items (gloves, water bottles and buckets) to reduce waste. Advance registration is recommended. Register online at www.cleanupday.org/

Saturday, September 24, 6:30 a.m. “Discover Daley Ranch” 5 to 7 Miles

Meet Naturalist William Sherrard for a slow to moderately paced hike on the trails of Daley Ranch. The planned hike is between five and seven miles in length and will last about 2.5 to 3.0 hours. Sherrard says he will happy to map out a hike for those wishing to go longer distances. Choices are hikes of 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 or 18 miles in length.

Directions to Hike Locations

La Honda Trailhead: From Interstate 15, take the El Norte Parkway exit in Escondido. Go east four miles to La Honda Drive, turn left, drive one mile to Daley Ranch entrance and park in dirt lot on left.

Cougar Pass Trailhead: From Inter­state 15, take the El Norte Parkway exit in Escondido east about a half mile to Broadway. Take Broadway north four miles to Cougar Pass (dirt road), turn right, and drive one mile. Park in the asphalt lot on left.

Caballo Trailhead: From Interstate 15, take the Valley Parkway exit in Escondido and go northeast about 5 miles. Turn left at Bevin into the Eu­reka Springs development. Follow the road toward the filtration plant entrance and turn right at the Escon­dido Humane Society sign (Volunteer Lane). Park in the dirt parking lot.

Lake Wohlford Trailhead: From I-15, take the Valley Parkway exit in Escondido and go northeast about 5.5 miles. Turn right on Lake Wohlford Road and go 1.9 miles to Oakvale Road. Turn slightly right onto Oakvale and go about one mile. Turn left into the fenced parking lot.


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