Double Peak Hike

MODERATE 3 reviews
#98 of 139 trails in

Double Peak Hike is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Altadena, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

4.3 miles
1696 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


no dogs

2 months ago

The beginning of the trail is slightly tucked away, but once found very easy to stay on. You'll start off with a bunch of steep switchbacks going up to the fire road. Very fun hike.

5 months ago

Hiked this on 1/20/17 and thoroughly enjoyed it despite a blizzard with 12" fresh snow. I lost my Black Diamond ice axe somewhere near Mt Disappointment Summit or San Gabriel Peak. Appreciate a call if anyone finds it. 859-496-6458

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Park .2 miles above red box (only a few spaces). Trail is across the street zigzagging up into the forest. Watch sliding soil at first. Steep climb all the way up (a service road is off to the west at various points). When you dump out onto the road, you can either go right to grab Mt. Disappointment (road up to an old military base) or go left for a slightly longer climb to Mt. San Juan (which has the USGS plate at the peak). You can continue over to Mt. Lowe and exit back onto the Mt. Wilson road for a longer, three-peak hike. If you do that option, head back to the main road (thru the tunnel) and just grab a ride down with someone nice back to your car!