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Hikers walking through Daley Ranch on the ranch house trail on a sunny spring day.

Dear Friends of Daley Ranch,
We are sad to report that the Friends of Daley Ranch annual picnic event must be postponed. We will be unable to host our traditional event on Sunday, March 26 due to ongoing construction in the Ranch House area by SDG&E, which is in the process of replacing a large natural gas pipeline right down the middle of Ranch House Road. The weather has made the entire area very muddy and even dangerous for folks to be around. Please see the attached pictures. We will let you know as soon as we can arrange an alternative date for our event. Thank you for your kind understanding of this difficult last-minute decision. In unity, The Friends of Daley Ranch Board

We do. We are the Friends of Daley Ranch, an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to the conservation of this stunning preserve in Escondido, California. With over 25 miles of trails on 3,150 acres of historical ranch lands and undisturbed native habitats, there is a lot to love about Daley Ranch:

Looking for volunteers to work on Daley Ranch Trails
The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) in partnership with the City of Escondido is forming a volunteer Trail Crew program at Daley Ranch. The intent of the Trail Crew program is to have a hardy group of committed volunteers that would like to do trail work at Daley Ranch. The team will be small and agile with members trained and approved to complete trail maintenance work by themselves or in small groups.

If you think this might be something that you’re interested in being part of we’d like to hear from you. The requirements are pretty simple and it gets you out making the trails you love a better experience for everyone.

We will be hosting a Trail Crew training and orientation on January 14th from 8am-4pm for all of those that want to be part of the Trail Crew. The only other requirements are to be a SDMBA member and a City of Escondido volunteer with required background check.

If you are interested in the Trail Crew program email Scott Hansen at with your contact information. Participation will be limited for this kick-off of the trail crew concept so don’t delay.

Scott Hansen
Daley Ranch SDMBA Trail Liaison

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