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Double Peak Park

900 Double Peak Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078-2805
+1 760-744-1050
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Worth the hike up

My husband and I are kind of new to this hiking thing. We discovered a love for hiking while... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jessica S
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San Diego, California
Great hike and running spot

I love hiking on the trails going to Double Peak Park, there are different distances and the views... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elena I
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“great hike” (7 reviews)
“degree view” (7 reviews)
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900 Double Peak Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078-2805
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+1 760-744-1050
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I are kind of new to this hiking thing. We discovered a love for hiking while scaling Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, and decided to explore the trails in our own backyard. Okay, so San Marcos isn't exactly *in* our backyard; it's almost...More

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love hiking on the trails going to Double Peak Park, there are different distances and the views at the park are wonderful. You can see the ocean and at sunset it just looks pretty amazing.

Thank Elena I
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Double Peak Park has beautiful views, a gently rolling path, and varied opportunities for the whole family. Bikers, dog walkers, runners and children share the trail easily. Parking is easy, and there are bathrooms available. I love the native foliage and clean air!

Thank jeannej77
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in the North County. Free and at the top there is a picnic area, small playground, hiking trails and spectacular 360 degree ocean and mountain views. Closed at dusk. Worth the trip.

1  Thank elfinforesttony
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Hiking to the top of Double Peak is the best way to experience the park and twin “peaks”. The views are stunning on a clear day! What I sincerely lament is the loss of solitude at the top. Before the Double Peak Road was constructed...More

Thank GeoLorenzo
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

You can hike to Double Peak from Discovery Lake or you can drive there which is off Twin Oaks. Look for the sign on the Right side if you are coming from CSU San Marcos.

Thank Mary J
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

A beautiful little park high on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the west, San Diego to the south, the San Gregornio Mountains and entire San Marcos area to the east and Camp Pendleton and beyond to the north. Several picnic tables are available....More

1  Thank Don H
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

I started from the lake at the bottom. There is a place you can join the trail further up in a neighborhood. First part is steep, about as hard (but not too hard) as it gets. then it becomes easier for about a quarter of...More

Thank rnbentley
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Wife and I came up here after looking at some new homes and were amazed by the views of San Diego county.

Thank John H
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable view. You can drive up or if you want the excersise, hike up from Discovery Lake. Not for the faint of heart. Probably on a clear day the best view in Southern California.

Thank JohnCarlsbad_Ca_
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renee g
April 1, 2016|
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Response from Rosiethewanderer | Reviewed this property |
I believe the park closes at dusk. I would not want to hike after dark there regardless.
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Jwells837
March 1, 2016|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
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
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bbrockies
August 30, 2015|
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Response from amarion | Reviewed this property |
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
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