Double Peak Trail

MODERATE 99 reviews
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Double Peak Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Marcos, CA 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 1252 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.

hiking
18 days ago

I made this hike longer by going to the left at the round 10k marker then going all the way to San Elijo Rd, turn right then go up the double peak rd. 4.7 miles plus the approx 2.5 going down to the trail head. I put a 3 star because of the houses and streets that you have to use. The view from the top is fantastic. Pretty much get a 360 view and can see pretty far. The view makes it worth the hike. I'm sure more stars for a trail runner.

1 month ago

like to run in this trail

1 month ago

Nice easy trail. Views at top were great and it was cloudy. Took our time and stopped multiple times for photos and took just over 2 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this trail early in the am (645ish) and took the trail up until it branched right or left. I took the trail going left and then found a random, rocky incline that basically went straight up to the top of the mountain. It was no joke! Great exercise! I loved it! Took the "regular" way back down to the lake. As always, bring enough water! When I left the parking lot there were massive groups just heading up. I was glad I went early since I like to hike with minimal amounts of traffic.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Gorgeous!

2 months ago

Easy pace. Awesome views

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Loved the views. Had my first hike ever here.

2 months ago

Love the view. Would hike it again

2 months ago

3 months ago

Paved trails in neighborhood
A great place take a nice walk to talk with friends

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike... Though I wouldn't say it's moderately difficult. This is definitely and easier trail, so don't be intimidated.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike that is pretty much an uphill incline the entire way. Getting to the top is a great reward and offers really spectacular views. Not to mention restrooms, rest area and water fountains! That was good because we exhausted our water supply on the way up. No really shade, so plan accordingly.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

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4 months ago

very scenic at the top where you can see as far as catalina island on a clear day. A must do if you are in the area but not if you have to drive more than 40 mins to get there. The beginning of the trail goes through a neighborhood.

hiking
4 months ago

Just moved in the area. I can't remember the last time I went on a hike. I wanted to hike to the tree at the top. It was great! I look forward to doing it again and again. Great workout.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail! A bit steep at first, then smoothed out then gets steep again. Great for a nice cool morning, can get a bit hot when it's not breezy. Little pond/lake near it. Has a little park for little ones. Also has a bathroom near the parking lot. Parking can be complicated, not enough parking space.. If you can't find any, you can park in the street. Over all, I would do this again!