Join Karin Kiser and other San Diego pilgrims with an 8-mile, moderate-plus hike through Daley Ranch, followed by a Spanish-themed picnic potluck next door at Dixon Lake.
Location: 3204 La Honda Drive, Escondido, CA 92027
Parking: There is plenty of parking at the top of La Honda Drive near the Ranch entrance.
Restrooms: Restrooms are available at mile 1, mile 5 and mile 8.
Route description: Daley Ranch offers over 25 miles of multipurpose trails for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use. We’ll start off with a moderate incline on the paved Ranch House trail and end with the Boulder Loop natural trail with outstanding views. This hike is rated moderate-plus due to the steady incline at mile 5 and the descent at mile 7. That section offers a great opportunity to test out your hiking poles if you have them!
After the hike, we’ll grab our lunch items from the car and walk next door to Dixon Lake for an outdoor Spanish-themed potluck lunch.
Meeting time in the parking lot: 7:45 AM
Walk begins: 8:00 PM
Feel free to text Karin at 858-780-2660 with any questions.