1 miles
573 ft
-14 ft
Avg time

Discovery Lake Details

  • Riding area
    San Elijo Hills
    San Marcos, California
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Ride in rain

Mostly DG access trail/road with some sections of pavement. The trailhead is at Discovery Lake, and the trail connects to the Lakeview Trail. The way up from the lake is a good warm-up.

From the San Marcos Parks & Trails Pocket Guide:
This moderately difficult trail climbs 2.5 miles from Discovery Lake to Double Peak, the second highest peak (1644') in
the Cerro de las Posas Mountains of San Marcos. The view from the peak is spectacular: west to the Pacic Ocean
and coastal lagoons, north to Mt. Baldy in the San Gabriels, San Jacinto Peak and Old Greyback in the San Bernadinos,
the Palomar Mountains, east to the Cuyamacas and southeast to the Harmony Grove and San Dieguito River Valley.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Discovery Lake mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    559 ft
  • Altitude min
    642 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,212 ft
  • Altitude start
    654 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,212 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5,267 ft
  • Distance down
    354 ft
  • Distance flat
    260 ft
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Dec 26, 2009 @ 8:45pm
Dec 26, 2009
| 2 comments Discovery Lake, Temecula

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