Double Peak Trail

MODERATE 294 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.

hiking
3 days ago

Good loop for a workout with the dog and a beautiful view from the top.

3 days ago

9-11%grade up hill. Great workout. Beautiful views at the top. Trail is wonderfully maintained and clearly marked.

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12 days ago

I started at the very bottom of this trail.This was a bit of a challenge for me, most likely because I was trying to keep up with a group of people with serious thigh gaps. There are a few hills in the beginning where you just want to say NOPE, but I promise its worth it. When you finally reach the top the views are quite excellent. You will feel accomplished.I started this hike at 1830 and it was around 80 degrees, but the humidity was rough. Start early in the morning if you're doing this in the summer, or invest in a headlamp ( like meeee) and do it at night with a friend/ group.

12 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

We started at the Ridgeline trail head, based on another's person review. From there we went down to discover trail and back up and around up to double peak and looped back down to Ridgeline.
It's an intense incline off and on to double peak. The houses that are talked about in the reviews are only about a block or two total. Not bad, there are plenty of great views. We did a total of 6mi, in a heat wave. Once the over cast came in it was a good hike. There is not much shade so bring lots of water and a hat. Not a beginners hike.

hiking
24 days ago

mountain biking
24 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

trail running
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Surprisingly enjoyable. Started basically in a residential neighbourhood but quickly gave way to a decently challenging, well maintained, guided hike with a fantastic view at the top. I expect it would be fairly busy on weekends though (I did it during the week).

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1 month ago