VCTA Daley Ranch, Cougar Pass Hike

Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8AM

Daley Ranch via Cougar Pass

Join us for a moderate to strenuous five mile hike in Daley Ranch. We will hike the Engelmann Oak trail, beginning at the Cougar Pass parking area, in the Hidden Meadows area. There’s a creek, lots of oaks (and poison oak!), and great views to Escondido, Valley Center, and Palomar. This hike includes a mile of steep uphill and loose gravel on the down hills. Bring water, sun protection, and appropriate footwear.

We love your dog, too, but please, no dogs on this hike.

Everyone is welcome and no pre-registration is required. Hike begins at 8:05 am.

Meet at the Cougar Pass Trailhead – 27072 Cougar Pass Rd, Escondido, CA 92026


Heavy rain during 24 hours before hike or steady rain one hour in advance of start time cancels hike. Cancellation will be posted on VCTA FaceBook page. Questions? Email the Trail Master:


Valley Center Trails Assn., Inc., PO Box 605, Valley Center, CA 92082;

A 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the creation of non-motorized  trails and pathways in Valley Center