Double Peak Trail

San Marcos, California

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As of 2006, a messy old homesite still occupied the summit, along with scattered eucalyptus and olive trees. The foreground landscape will surely change, but the view of distant features likely won’t. On clear winter days you can often see the highest mountain ranges of southern California (San Gabriels, San Bernardinos, and San Jacintos) in the north, and the shining Pacific Ocean in the west and southwest. On days of exceptional atmospheric clarity, add to that list Santa Catalina Island offshore from Orange and L.A. counties, and the Coronado Islands off the northern Baja coast.
Afoot & Afield: San Diego County

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego County

by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)

As of 2006, a messy old homesite still occupied the summit, along with scattered eucalyptus and olive trees. The foreground landscape will surely change, but the view of distant features likely won’t. On clear winter days you can often see the highest mountain ranges of southern California (San Gabriels, San Bernardinos, and San Jacintos) in the north, and the shining Pacific Ocean in the west and southwest. On days of exceptional atmospheric clarity, add to that list Santa Catalina Island offshore from Orange and L.A. counties, and the Coronado Islands off the northern Baja coast.

©  Jerry Schad/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: San Marcos
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: October through June
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: City of San Marcos
Local Maps: USGS Rancho Santa Fe
Driving Directions: Directions to Double Peak Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/17/2018
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Beautiful vista hike from Discovery Lake. Double Peaks is a San Marcos gem. Nice trails throughout Neighorhood’s and mountains. The views at the top are 360 and breathtaking.



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