Discovery Lake

San Marcos, CA
Length: 0.80 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 7    Average: 2.6/5]

Discovery Lake is such a fun place for the whole family! Start at Lakeview Park which boasts a beautiful playground and fun splash pad! From there, walk around Discovery Lake which is an easy flat and paved 0.8 mile loop. There are a few dirt trails that offshoot this one for an added workout. Because this loop is so short, you can go around as many times as you want but you are always close to the park and playground if an emergency makes you cut your walk short. The paved flat path is great for any type of stroller, wagon, bike, scooter, or push bike.

Restroom: There is a restroom in the parking lot of Lakeview Park.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Paved
Elevation gain 26 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Lake, Picnic Area, Playground, and Wildlife Viewing

Short hike great for strollers, bikes, or little walkers. Starts at a beautiful park with splash pad!

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Park in the small parking lot of Lakeview park. If the lot is full, there is street parking in the local neighborhood.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 7    Average: 2.6/5]

Hike it Baby member since spring 2016. Current HiB Asheville NC Branch Ambassador. Past HiB San Diego CA and Orange County CA Branch Ambassador, and past National Team volunteer for Community Values, HiB30 Challenge Prizes, Mentor, and Ambassador Continued Education teams.