Escondido Daley Ranch

 The Daley Ranch is a 3500-acre preserve near Escondido.
The misc ponds on Daley Ranch are shown here.
Dixon Lake and Mallard Lake have their own pages.
It's a beautiful but strenuous loop over and around
many typical Southern Calif hills.

This walk was about 5 miles in all with a lot of elevation changes
especially the first half mile to and from the parking lot.

I wouldn't have turned down a horse ride to the Daley Ranch House.

Don't drink the water!

Daley Ranch provides signs to identify various native
plant species alongside the trails.