Trail

Discovery Lake

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

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

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.
Carrier needed Yes
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
Yes

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: 1    Average: 5/5]

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

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.