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Just far enough to forget where you are

Very nice hidden lake, infrastructure, and plenty for anyone or anybody to find something to do or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Markus S
Walking with friends to burn off breakfast at Denny's 😆

Very beautiful setting. Love the crisp fresh air. The beautiful nature around us. Saw the water... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2018
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“picnic area”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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650 Foxhall Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hidden lake, infrastructure, and plenty for anyone or anybody to find something to do or see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Markus S
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful setting. Love the crisp fresh air. The beautiful nature around us. Saw the water sprot it was neat. Some boats and loved the trees. A little difficult in some areas for walkers and canes. Overall picture is breath taking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gigi1shari2
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Cute little lake with nice track around it for walking ,jogging ,rollerblades, kids on bikes and a lovely little SHADED playground for the kids!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank R3284OXcynthiav
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I use it as a running trail but my kids enjoy fishing in the lake. It is a great place for an afternoon walk and the lake trails can be expanded to cover more. Dogs are welcome as well, but please clean up after them....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Eric M
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been walking my dogs around this lake for many years. A big portion of the lake was somewhat secluded almost like you were in the countryside. Not any more more condos and houses now occupy this once scenic end. No longer a peaceful place...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Love running the trails in my own backyard! Great place to venture by walking, running or biking! The natural beauty surrounds the climb to double peak.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank asmile2you2
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This place is behind a community section of San Marcos, CA. You would never know it was there. We love to take our dog walking on the trails. Beautiful playground for the kids, including water falls. Great place for a family get together.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 5Gkids4Gma
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I really like this place to walk my dogs. It has defined pathways, and has some shade. It's best when the weather is cooler though. You must bring your own water to drink. The little lake adds a nice touch to look at for part...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Leanna L
Reviewed June 14, 2018

It was refreshing to find a small bit of nature in crowded San Marcos. It almost made you feel you were up in the mountains. They have a very nice lake with ducks and a small dock that you can actually fish off of with...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TerriPerri
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Finding this park will require navigation if your not from the area. It is tucked away in a quiet residential area that is growing FAST! Unfortunately some the beautiful hills surrounding the lake are being developed... The park and trails are very well maintained and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WanderingViking96
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June 24, 2018|
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Response from TerriPerri | Reviewed this property |
One correction, they call it a Lake and not a pond. Guess it depends what part of the country you come from and the size of their lake.
June 3, 2017|
Response from Jeff G | Reviewed this property |
Not very secluded. You are likely to run into others.
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June 2, 2017|
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Response from Christopher C | Reviewed this property |
This area of San Diego county has coyotes, rabbits, squirrels and rattlesnakes - among others. Discovery Lake is not a likely place to see any of the scary ones, but surrounding hiking areas will for sure.