Daley Ranch Engelmann Oak Loop

Escondido, California

Daley Ranch: Engelmann Oak Loop Professional Review and Guide

"This truck-width trail is well graded and offers views to the north, east, and southwest. With only a few steep areas and the promise of quail, a variety of other birds, and even the glimpse of a coyote, Engelmann Oak Loop is an easy-to-get-to choice for a family day hike."

Daley Ranch: Engelmann Oak Loop Reviews

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3/5/2011
This is a nice trail if you enjoy bird-watching, but other than that it isn't much in terms of wilderness. For the entire journey you can hear the cars on eithe Lake Drive or Del Dios Hwy, really the trail just follows these roads along the lake. There were also a lot of people using the trail, so if you like solitude this isn't the trail for you.
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2/15/2009
Note: trail south of Del Dios is closed due to fire damage. We joined with another family to explore parts of this trail adjacent to the community of Del Dios. A great place for kids to play, to explore and to have a picnic. Several short side trails take you down to the lake shore. Ducks, grebes, coots, cormorants and other birds are plentiful and easily seen. Bring your binos. We looked under a few logs and found some salamanders (Garden slender salamanders: check out this website to identify herps: http://californiaherps.com) that thrilled the kids. It's certainly not wilderness but it is scenic, relaxing and a good romp by the lake.
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Trail Information

Escondido
Nearby City
3.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
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Jun 2018