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Daley Ranch

Average Rating:    (4.24 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 33

All the trails at this place are alot of fun. climbs, downhills, single track, you name it, its here!
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Latitude
33.166510521655155
Longitude
-117.05340385437012
Trail Directions
I-15 north, east on el norte exit about 2-3 miles, north (left) at the dixon lake sign, up the hill to the parking lot on the left.
Trail Length
varying legths...
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Escondido
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Review Date
June 1, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Drogo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Aliso Woods Canyon, Whiting Ranch



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Review Date
September 26, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: wagbarney ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.



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Review Date
June 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sladnas ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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!



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Review Date
January 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: fabio ,  Weekend Warrior

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

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ted Williams, Noble, Big Laguna, Hodges, Sycamore Creek



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Review Date
December 26, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Lawrence ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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).

Recommended Route:
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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lake Hodges, Elfin Forest, Sycamore Canyon, Cuyamaca Rancho, Noble



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