Riding Daley Ranch in Escondido you'll see what all the fuss is about. It's over 3,000 acres of trails, originally to be used for housing, but set aside as open preserve. A great place for outdoor activities you'll find a huge variety of surroundings to ride through - sage, oak forests, grasslands and ponds. You can get out a quick loop in or stretch your ride out to a few hours with the six main interconnecting trails.
Daley Ranch has over 20 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use. The most popular are the Boulder Loop Trail (2.4 miles) which has amazing views of Escondido, and the Ranch House Loop (2.5 miles), which passes two small ponds and the site of Daley's original log cabin.