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“Exceptional views, fresh air”
Review of Double Peak Park

Double Peak Park
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence
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San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional views, fresh air”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

I live in San Elijo Hills and visit the peak often. Always inspired by the views and fresh air. If you desire exercise, there are trails leading up to the peak as well as new sidewalk following the street.

Visited January 2014
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San Marcos, CA
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“What a VIEW!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Double Peak is one of the highest points in North County with some spectacular views of the ocean and local mountains. Though there are many trail heads that you can start from, with Discovery Lake being the longest route and straight up the whole way, the easiest way to get up there is to just drive directly to the top...take Double Peak Rd. At the top there is a small playground, picnic tables, restrooms, and an amphitheater. There is also a new telescope that you can use to view some of the surrounding areas up close with a picture on the floor to guide you to what you are actually looking at...is that Palomar Mt. or San Jacinto? Highly recommend taking in the sights from here.

Visited January 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great View of North County!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Bring a small picnic and enjoy the view. Bring your sweetheart and enjoy the view! Its a great place to come and visit. Not typical park where you'd hang out for a long time. Closes right at sunset but you'll still enjoy a great sunset. There is a small playground for kids, bathrooms, drinking fountains too. If you're in shape, hike from the parking lot below or drive all the way to the top.

Visited October 2013
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San Marcos, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Indescribable view !”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a must-see while visiting anywhere in San Diego County. It has an astonishing 360 degree view from the highest point in the county

Visited July 2013
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San Marcos, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spectacular hike with my friends !”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Did a nice early 9 am start at the Discovery Lake Parking lot. There were five of us ready to scale the hill. We had a nice easy pace going and did the 4.5 mile loop in 1 hr 23 min. We commented several times on the beautiful trail and fantastic views on our route. We thank those that were instrumental in making this trail for us to enjoy. This trail is do - able for many. Don't be shy... Give it a try.

Visited November 2013
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