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San Marcos, California

Hike the Double Peak Trail

4.1 Miles Total - 1003 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

The Double Peak Trail is a 4.1 mile hike that offers incredible scenic views, just outside of San Diego.

The Double Peak Trail in Lakeview Park is a moderate hike, good for most skill levels and families. Discovery Lake is the best starting point. When you reach the top, your efforts will be rewarded with 360 degree views of the surrounding landscapes. The trail is shared by dog walkers, trail runners, horseback riders, hikers, and mountain bikers. The trail is open for use year round, but bring extra water and sun protection in the summer months. 

The trailhead has bathrooms and parking is typically easy. The trail is next to a road in some places, so exercise caution if you have a small child or dog. 

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Mountain Biking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area



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