Daley Ranch Patrol Volunteer is a 4.35 mile round trip hike with 849 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 17 miles east-southeast of Oceanside California. The trailhead is car accessible. March and January are the best months to enjoy this hike.
A patrol volunteer at Daley Ranch is to be "the eyes and ears for the rangers." Patrol volunteers are screened by the City (fingerprints, background check) and the volunteer is required to take a CPR/first aid class at the fire department and receives training at the Parks department.
A popular hiking park owned by the City of Escondido, Daley Ranch has an interesting history as a working ranch up until the 1980's, when the area was saved from becoming a large housing development.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.