Do you love Daley Ranch?

Ranch House November 2023

We do

We the Friends of Daley Ranch, are an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to the conservation, enhancement and promotion of this stunning preserve in Escondido, California.

There is a lot to love about Daley Ranch, with over 25 miles of trails on 3,150 acres of hills, valleys and ponds of historical ranch lands and undisturbed native habitats. Come out and enjoy hiking, biking or horseback riding opportunities while viewing the ongoing ranch restoration. It is an important natural habitat for many forms of wildlife.

Indians used to live in the area dating back thousands of years. The Daley family settled here in 1869 and ran cattle and other  businesses for many years. For more details of the history see Daley Ranch History

The City of Escondido purchased the property in 1997 led by the efforts of then council member, earlier Escondido mayor and currently FODR President, Jerry Harmon.  The City of Escondido currently owns and operates the ranch as a conservation mitigation bank, to be preserved in perpetuity, while the Friends of Daley Ranch (FODR) works in conjunction with the city to improve and advocate for the Ranch.

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