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Double Peak Park

San Marcos,  
From You7772.82 Mi
Local TipsGo on a clear day so you can take advantage of the amazing view. Address to the top if you want to drive up there is 910 Double Peak Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-11-16
Created Bycadyv
  • Paved
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Limited Hours
  • Hills
  • Out And Back
  • Good For Workouts
  • Has Playground
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionOne of the best views in San Diego--360 degree view of San Marcos! I hike or run up to Double Peak, but it is also accessible via car and has plenty of parking. There are picnic tables, a fun playground area, an amphitheater, and even a neat telescope! This trail is moderate for the most part with the exception of a few difficult climbs (mostly the beginning and then right before you reach the top). The trail starts at Discovery Lake Park and is about 5 miles round trip. It starts out paved and goes through a residential neighborhood and then eventually turns into a dirt trail. It is open from dawn to dusk.

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  • one of the coolest things to see is on "gloomy" beach day mornings. Often times, Double Peak is just above the clouds, so most of san diego, except for the high peaks and awesome sunrise are below the clouds and it's just pillow clouds as far as the eye can see. ( by City of Encinitas Parks and Rec on 2014-09-02 )