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It is a 2.5 mils hike starting from Foxhill. The was is part paved and part not but very fine and smoothed out. Most of the walking is up and pretty steep so it maybe a challenge but one worth doing.
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I am always surprised when I find out somebody hasn't been here or doesn't know what or where this North San Diego County landmark is. Right smack dab in the middle of (above) San Marcos. A beautiful site where you can catch a sunrise or...More
On a clear day you can see: Mexico and the Channel Islands not to mention Lake San Marcos and the mountains to the East. Spectacular view. Drive up or hike up. Rest awhile or have a box lunch. Well worth the time.
There used to be an old house at the summit I hiked up there many times before the "Park" was built.in the 1990's
I have photos of the house with stone sink and tree growing through the middle of the house.
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I hiked up from Discovery Lake in San Marcos! I am 68, and over weight but I made it! It was worth it! 360 degree views .... on a clear day you can see to Mexico south, West to Catalina Island and probably 100 miles...More
A place to visit or a quick pit stop to enjoy a lunch or even just to meditate. There is no entrance fee, to boot. We enjoy coming to the Peak especially, it's just off the main road off, San Elijo Road. The view is...More
This place makes you feel comfortable no matter what mood your in. I like to go before the sun comes up. The view makes you feel confident about you having control of your life. Regardless of how sh;tty you have behaved lately. Once you see...More
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No. There is a gate appx 0.5 mile down from the top of the peak which is closed at dusk by city staff. You can park near the gate and walk up to the park and take in the view though. But get ready for some exercise, it's a... More
No. There is a gate appx 0.5 mile down from the top of the peak which is closed at dusk by city staff. You can park near the gate and walk up to the park and take in the view though. But get ready for some exercise, it's a steep half mile or so.
The trails start at Discovery Lake, which is about 600 feet in elevation. The top of Double Peak is 1600 feet so it's about a 1000 feet of elevation over 2 miles. So round trip is about 4 miles. The trails are well... More
The trails start at Discovery Lake, which is about 600 feet in elevation. The top of Double Peak is 1600 feet so it's about a 1000 feet of elevation over 2 miles. So round trip is about 4 miles. The trails are well maintained and if you go in the late afternoon, it maybe shaded. Double Peak park is an excellent place to watch the sunset and you can drive up there and park in the lot.