Did this hike early on a Saturday morning. There were a ton of cars in the parking lot, but once we hiked out a ways there weren't too many people. The trail is well-marked. I would like to come back and do some mountain biking on Daley Ranch since it is allowed. Definitely a nice location, but be sure to bring a lot of water. It's quite warm in the spring, summer and fall, even in the early morning.
Beautiful hike up to Stanley Peak. For some reason I thought I was on a 2.8 mile loop, but ended up hiking 6-7 miles. Definitely worth it! Mallard lake was spectacular and untouched. Definitely going to go back sometime to see if I can find any morteros in the rocky meadow along the Coyote Run trail. Saw a snake and coyotes. Views from the top were killer.
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