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Daley Ranch will offer six hikes in June



 

 

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 www.escondido.org and www.visitescondido.com. Please note that drinking water is not available on the trails of Daley Ranch so be sure to carry a sufficient supply.

Saturday, June 4, 7 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. He will be 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.

Sunday, June 5, 7 a.m. “Early Morning Fitness Hike”

Why hike on level terrain when there are steep hills to go up and down? Join Naturalist Rita Ospelt and test your endurance and stamina on this 11.1 mile hike. Some of the hills to be tackled are on East Ridge, Stanley Peak, and Crest trails. The group will be hiking at a brisk pace and the trip is not suited for children.

Saturday, June 11, 7 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. He will be 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.

Sunday, June 12, 7 a.m. “Early Morning Fitness Hike”

Join Naturalist Rita Ospelt on the trails of the north and west side of Daley Ranch. The group will cover the hills of Hidden Spring, Cougar Ridge, and Boulder Loop Trails. The total distance will be 11 miles and will be at a brisk pace. Expect steep up­hill/ downhill sections and this hike is not suited for children.

Saturday, June 18, 7 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. He will be 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, June 25, 7 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. He will be 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.

Want to be a volunteer? If you are interested in volunteering as a Trail Patrol, Hike Leader, Trail Mainte­nance or Litter-Abatement Team Member, stop by the Dixon Lake Ranger Station for information and an application—or call Ranger Kathy at 760-839-4345.

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 Interstate 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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