Double Peak Trail

MODERATE 207 reviews
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Double Peak Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Marcos, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.1 miles 1131 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

You can get there all the way to Double Peak park by car but it's no fun that way. Discovery Lake can be used as starting point for a nice hiking. Ridgeline Trailhead lot is closer to the peak if you don't want to take the long route.

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My favorite place to be

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awesome, good trail to get a good pump and some scenery

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Quite the trail.

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1 month ago

A little more kept than I expected but a nice hike. I recommend taking the secret trail if you are looking for more of a challenge. On the way back down there are two or three trails which provide a challenge as well!

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While the hike is clearly marked and the view at the top is rewarding, I would not recommend this hike to tourists or those seeking a true hiking experience. The path seems to be more of a resource for locals doing family activities or their daily exercise. Starting from the bottom, the trail is a steep and almost constant uphill until you reach the top of Double Peak. Most of the path is highly manicured and maintained, however the last bit of path is intensely steep, rocky and unkempt (unless you wish to walk on the road). The experience is the same on the way back down. Overall, my recommendation would be to just drive to the top if you want to see the view, and save the hike for a more enjoyable experience.

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