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Double Peak Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 965' 294 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,614' 492 m
Low: 649' 198 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Jeremy Roberts

Double Peak is an easily accessed, moderate peak offering great views over North County and coastal San Diego.

Jeremy Roberts

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Starting at Discovery Lake Park in San Marcos, this trail combines moderate steepness with restful views. At the top of the 1,644-foot summit, hikers are treated to a spectacular 360-degree view of the North County area. A majority of the trail was affected by the fires, so don't expect much shade. The first mile is paved and then turns into a rougher singletrack. Dogs are welcome!

For an out-and-back hike along this trail the length will be 5 miles with a difficulty of moderate.

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Sep 2, 2019
Raymund Escauriaga
My new favorite training ground! Amazing 4.1mi — 1h 15m
Apr 4, 2019
Debby Degnan
Jan 26, 2019
Jonathan DeVega
2.1mi
Jan 1, 2019
Kennedy Emerson
Went with my friend on New Years Day. Not too crowded, and had nice views all the way to the top. 4.3mi — 2h 00m
Nov 24, 2018
Elvia W.
5mi
Nov 24, 2018
PHILLIP NELSON
Apr 22, 2018
iadamq
Jan 28, 2018
Ramo Silot
It was a great hike with our hiking club!!! Beautiful day, warm weather (~85 deg.). Up hill mainly with steep incline at some point. Doing it again! 5.6mi

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  4.2 from 11 votes

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Photos

About half-way up. Note at the end of the fence, there is a singletrack options.  Just watch out for mountain bikers if you go that way.
Jun 12, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA
View looking up at the summit. The steep trail up away from the road has some lose rocks and can be tricky coming down.
Jun 12, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA
The first section of the Double Peak Trail travels through a neighborhood.
Jun 12, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA

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