Double Peak Trail

MODERATE 240 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.

13 hours ago

21 hours ago

Fun easy trail, mediocre scenery.

walking
6 days ago

Great walk with some trails so you do not feel like you are in the city. Some climbing on the way to the top, fantastic view, able to do a partial loop rather than up and down same trail.

7 days ago

Loved this trail. Perfect moderate trail. Very few people on the trail and it feels like you're somewhere far away. Loved the wildflowers!

hiking
8 days ago

13 days ago

Well taken care of trail but not too much shade though for the doggies.

13 days ago

14 days ago

16 days ago

excellent mix of both paved and dirt trails with a couple of steep hill climbs.

20 days ago

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hiking
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hiking
22 days ago

25 days ago

five Trail heads to choose from. Find a trail map, or you will be worn out before you ever start up the trail. unfortunately, never got to hike it

trail running
28 days ago

Pretty good for running. I recommend starting from the twin oaks/San elijo rd entrance (across the street from the elementary school). Feels much more like a proper hike rather than starting from discovery lake and going through the neighborhoods. I give this path that I run 5/5, but starting from the lake 3.5/5.

30 days ago

Really nice view from the top. Trail is a good incline but never really feels like hiking until the very last bit. Most of the trail is road and well maintained path.

1 month ago