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Double Peak Park

900 Double Peak Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078-2805
+1 760-744-1050
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panoramic view

My wife and I ..love to get on the Harley and take a little cruze ..We always end up at the top of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
drredeye
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San Marcos, California
Spectacular Views

When we have visitors, we like to take them to Double Peak Park to survey the area and get a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
csarchibald
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San Marcos, California
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“picnic tables” (9 reviews)
“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 1 week ago

My wife and I ..love to get on the Harley and take a little cruze ..We always end up at the top of Double Peak Park to appreciate the amazing view and how blessed we are to live in such a great city .....Pack a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we have visitors, we like to take them to Double Peak Park to survey the area and get a perspective from a high elevation. We can see the top of the peak from our home, so it is fun to see the area from...More

Thank csarchibald
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I started at Ridgeline Trailhead & hiked up to Double Peak..exactly a mile..the terrain was not too bad.. but u are definitely going up & rocky at points. rest rooms and water fountains at the start & finish. On the way back I took the...More

Thank ursule813
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

a great place if you live in North county to ride up , have a picnic , take your camera and enjoy the wonderful views of the Entire North county. warning: it is colder up there so just fyi. Just make sure you pick a...More

2  Thank Sky. S
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A local treasure. Thanks to the city leaders who preserved this lookout! I've taken residents of Carlsbad and Encinitas to the peak to reveal this best kept secret.

Thank Ed E
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

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

1  Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

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 30 April 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 21 March 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 6 March 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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renee g
1 April 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
2 March 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
31 August 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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