Best Hiking Trail in Escondido, CA

Handpicked Top 3 Escondido Hiking Trails. How do we actually find the most highly rated hiking trail? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

ELFIN FOREST RECREATIONAL RESERVE

8833 Harmony Grove Rd, Escondido, CA 92029

Since 1992

Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair Friendly, Kid Friendly, Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Nature Trips, Trail Running, Walking, Beach, Lake, Wild Flowers, Wildlife, Outdoor Activities, Equestrian Trails & Scenic Mountain Viewing

Offer approximately 11 miles of hiking, mountain biking & equestrian trails

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Mon - Sun : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fun hike, I went after the rain, so everything was green and pretty. I got there at 11am and it was already getting hot. There are some shady spots to cool down. fairly steep trail to get up, but lots of switchbacks and great views. I took a picture of the map at the bottom, so I knew where the trails went. I spent three hours there today, could have stayed longer. bring lots of water!!
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DALEY RANCH

3024 La Honda Drive, Escondido, CA 92027

Since 1996

Dogs on Leash, Birding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking, Forest Lake, Nature Trips, Beach, Wild Flowers, Nature Preserve & Equestrian Trails

3,058-acre preserve offering over 20 miles of multipurpose trails for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use

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Mon - Sun : 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

What a fantastic place for hiking or biking. As my husband and I entered the parking area, we were amazed at how full the parking lot and street were (we arrived at 8am on a Saturday). We loved the fact that Daly Ranch is pet friendly. So on this hike we did have our 11 month old puppy. They do have areas where where they offer bags to pick up after your pet. Now I only read that they have other trails to explore so we hope one day to explore those trails as well. Our group hiked the
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KIT CARSON PARK TRAIL

3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025

Since 1967

Beautiful Walking, Hiking Trails, Tree Lake, Playground, Shaded Picnic Areas, Covered Picnic Shelter, Lighted Youth Baseball and Softball Fields, Lighted Adult Softball Fields, Lighted Soccer Fields & Lighted Tennis Courts

3,000 capacity outdoor amphitheater available - Covered picnic shelter available on a reservation basis

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Mon - Sun : Sunrise - Sunset

This place is freaking awesome! Honestly, I only go there for the Califia's Magical Circle Garden, but it is an AMAZING park. Besides this beautiful mosaic art piece from Niki de Sainte Phalle, there is a lot going on here. The park is HUGE, there are tons of trails and hiking/walking, there is a dog park, it's home to local Girl Scouts council, there is a disc golf course (be careful walking around there!), plenty of picnicking places, with trees and tables and BBQs, there are some little la
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