Survey of Stanley Peak in Daley Ranch

January 14, 2010

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I have hiked in Daley Ranch many times over a period of years, and I had compiled a trail map. Recently, I noticed that my map had become a little outdated. The official trail map shows two trails that didn't exist when I last surveyed the ranch. They are the Quail Run Trail and the Stanley Peak Trail. The latter seemed especially intriguing.

I surveyed these two trails on my mountain bike (walking my bike through the steep or rough areas).

Quail Run Trail is a single-track, although it appears to have been built on top of an old road alignment in some places. Stanley Peak Trail is a dirt road, rather steep in places, but probably driven occasionally by park rangers in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. The views from Stanley Peak are worth the climb.

Transcript of survey.
Image annotations.
Data plotted on topo
Official trail map (PDF format)
My trail map

Philip J. Erdelsky