Double Peak Trail

MODERATE 344 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.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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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12 days ago

Great view, wonderful trails, lots of places to wander. Not too strenuous in my opinion, and the trail seems to be well maintained. Seems also like a good place to mountain bike.

The view from the top is exceptional.

Here is an overview video of the trails:
https://youtu.be/uKxIALzzi_U

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful views. The entire trail can be accessed by car. Steep grade, excellent workout. Ok for kids and dogs.

Took us 90 min walking at steady pace

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18 days ago

It’s a pretty fun hike. I’m not super excited that it literally can be accessed by vehicles at the top and that you wind through track home communities, but even with that being said the trail is relatively steep and a good workout. I really like the off shoot trails on the backside. More single track with rough terrain to negotiate. Took me an hour and 5 minutes to go up and 35 to come down. Take as many of the alternate harder routes as you can if you like to work a little more!

18 days ago

Amazing trail!!

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21 days ago

Great hike!!

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1 month ago

Very clean path, very wide and well-maintained. It is nearly all steep uphill on the way up so you will get back down the hill very fast (in case you're planning to go at sunset and don't want to be in the dark). Very nice views allow you to see how far up you've climbed. Good cardiovascular workout. (For reference, I am mid-forties and carrying 10 extra pounds of pudge! :-)) Lots of friendly people along the way. I went with a group of four, but would feel very safe alone too. Brought 20 oz water and could have used a little more; it was a very warm October day. There is water at the top, thankfully!