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Double Peak Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (12)

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


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

Point to Point

1,614' 492 m

High

649' 198 m

Low

965' 294 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Jeremy Roberts

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  4.2 from 12 votes

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#537

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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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Feb 6, 2021
Samantha Shieh
5mi
Nov 1, 2020
Jamsheed Joobbani
Apr 25, 2020
Christie Matheis
4.2mi — 1h 18m
Jan 14, 2020
Lawrence Vizconde
Fourth Hike during our RnR with my wife at Lakehouse San Marcos. Drove to the peak, hike down alone to meet my Denisse. I arrived first, she got lost.
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