13.4 miles
Distance
1,944 ft
Climb
-1,942 ft
Descent
1,916 ft
High Point

A loop in Daley Ranch. Counter-clockwise so you hit Bobcat and Crest trails downhill. Other than ~2 miles of Bobcat and Crest, the other ~11 miles are mostly double-track and fairly boring. But good scenery and a good workout. Some challenging climbs are hike-a-bike for many riders. Expect to share with horses and hikers.

Detailed Description
A Daley Ranch Counter-Clockwise Loop is a 13 mile moderately popular easy route located near Escondido California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 23 trails. This route climbs 1,944 ft with a max elevation of 1,916 ft then descends -1,942 ft.
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21 Reviews & Comments

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PapaofThr33 (Apr 18, 2022 at 10:55)
Trail Bobcat Trail
Probably my favorite trail definitely a must.
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BenLow2019 (Mar 29, 2022 at 6:14)
Novice riders beware: This is Cardiac Hill. The eastern third of this trail averages over 15% grade and short, individual sections are near 30% grade. That steep region is also rutted and very rocky. The western 2/3 is Green, but the eastern 1/3 is not.
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BenLow2019 (Mar 29, 2022 at 6:14)
Novice riders beware: This is Cardiac Hill. The eastern third of this trail averages over 15% grade and short, individual sections are near 30% grade. That steep region is also rutted and very rocky. The western 2/3 is Green, but the eastern 1/3 is not.
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Wintyfresh (Mar 13, 2022 at 14:01)
This trail has a few steep, rutted, rocky climbs that'll make you feel pretty accomplished if you ride them clean.
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Wintyfresh (Mar 13, 2022 at 14:01)
This trail has a few steep, rutted, rocky climbs that'll make you feel pretty accomplished if you ride them clean.
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Outdoorsd (Apr 3, 2021 at 12:28)
It's nickname is appropriate. A couple truly brutal climbs that are both steep and technical.
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Outdoorsd (Apr 3, 2021 at 12:28)
It's nickname is appropriate. A couple truly brutal climbs that are both steep and technical.
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Jmlascala71 (Feb 16, 2021 at 16:01)
Trail Stanley Peak
Steep climbing but the downhill can't be beaten!
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Jmlascala71 (Feb 16, 2021 at 16:00)
Trail Quail Run
A fun downhill but a very tough climb.
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Jmlascala71 (Feb 10, 2021 at 18:44)
Trail Crest Trail
Hands down the best trail at Daley. Filled with armored and bermed turns, rock drops, and long flowy sections with a couple of short climbs thrown in to keep you honest. So good it's worth climbing back up the fireroad several times to do laps.
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Joeg478 (Dec 2, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail Quail Run
Awful condition. This is really though for a beginner trails. I walked a fair amount
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Outdoorsd (Nov 30, 2020 at 13:15)
Trail Bobcat Trail
Second best trail at Daley. Great to combine with Crest for two really fun downhill trails.
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Outdoorsd (Nov 30, 2020 at 13:12)
Trail Crest Trail
The above description says it all. This is the best blue trail I have ridden in north county. A few good technical çhallenges along with a super fast downhill section.
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cosborne74 (Jul 11, 2020 at 14:31)
Trail Quail Run
This is not a green trail
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Reenigne (May 7, 2020 at 13:36)
Heavily eroded and some sections are still flooded
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esmith32 (Jul 14, 2019 at 12:25)
Trail Quail Run
Horrible condition right now! The horses have dug the trail in the middle and it’s completely overgrown.
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robjgrif (Feb 19, 2018 at 18:18)
Trail Quail Run
Yeah crazy deep ruts and lots of loose rocks to roll over at the top... And wear long sleeves! I got a few long scratches on my arms from the overgrowth while descending... Overall cool singletrack!
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luvdabeach44 (May 15, 2016 at 13:43)
Trail Lower Sage
One of the better ways to enter Daley Ranch from La Honda. It is popular with hikers especially on weekends so be courteous.
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luvdabeach44 (May 15, 2016 at 13:43)
Trail Lower Sage
One of the better ways to enter Daley Ranch from La Honda. It is popular with hikers especially on weekends so be courteous.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for A Daley Ranch Counter-Clockwise Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,193 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,200 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,201 ft
  • Grade max
    -45.7%
  • Grade min
    41.7%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,993 ft
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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