Hitting the trails while in San Marcos, CA doesn’t always need spending time behind the wheel traveling to far-off state and national parks. Due to Double Peak Park’s accessible location, breathtaking vistas, and variety of routes, Double Peak Park is a favorite with hikers, cyclists, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Even though there are some tough and rocky sections, the trip to the mountain’s summit is just fairly difficult.
The 1,700-foot summit’s vistas make the climb worthwhile. Catalina Island, the San Bernardino Mountains, and the San Diego skyline may all be seen on clear days.
It takes an average of 2 hours to accomplish this course, which is often regarded as fairly difficult. Since mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking are all fairly popular activities here, you can run across other people while exploring. The route is lovely to explore at any time of the year and is open all year. In some places, dogs are allowed off-leash. The walk is absolutely lovely. From the summit, it offers a wonderful view of San Marcos below.
Double Peak is a modest peak that is simple to reach and has stunning views over East County, the coast of San Diego, and North County. The top of Double Peak features a pleasant park with picnic tables, a few trees for shade, a free viewfinder, and flush toilets in addition to a vigorous hike and beautiful views. Although Double Peak lacks the untamed nature of many other summits in the San Diego area, it makes up for it by providing attractive facilities and good views at the summit. A free viewfinder at the summit makes it easier to see the finer details of the panorama, and the views from the top are comparable to and occasionally better than those accessible at some of the more remote locations around the west side of the county.
This trek is enjoyable. Starting at Lakeview Park/Discovery Lake, the distance is approximately 5 kilometers round trip. The majority of the trek is rather moderate, although the initial section is really steep. There are only a few brief rough stretches, and some of the routes are paved. As you ascend, you get some lovely views of San Marcos. When you get to the top, you can see in all directions in 360 degrees. On most days, you can even see the ocean, but on the day of our trek, it was quite cloudy and hazy.