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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of...more
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12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove up the hill and hiked down to the beach and back again. The view is breathtaking and the hike itself is easy and doable by everybody.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BigA1999
Reviewed yesterday

Although not a hard hike, this treasure has been ignored b the city when it comes to upkeep. It could be spectacular if properly maintained.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RoyceThedog
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In San Diego for business and decided to burn some energy walking through the hills of Torrey Pines Natural Reserve. We parked by the ocean and started to walk about 1 mile uphill but not to steep. Once we made it to the top it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank toma130
Reviewed yesterday

Our group enjoyed hiking and exploring the visitor center. The Rangers are friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Marie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent area to hike and just wonder! Easy location right off the beach! Great upward climb but easy to do.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sunshinestroll
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've lived in SD for more than 30 years and I still love this place. Park along the ocean and walk up through the park. Stop at any of the trails along the way and take in the views. Continue on to the top and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank anitaneff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bring water, a comfortable pair of shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, and binoculars. You will need all these. It can get a little breezy and can be scorching hot during the hike. Preferred to start asking the beach then work up the path then back down...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Curtis H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time here and we'll be back to experience more trails. The views were awesome and worth the climb. We hiked back along the beach which was fun as the tide was just going out.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kevinoC1577PM
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very good place for hiking. During the hiking, you get beautiful ocean view, geological formations, get a glimpse of the world-famous golf course. Of cause you will see Torrey Pines which is the rarest pine tree in the United States and is an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eugene514
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend hiking La Jolla trail. VERY unique. Started in a neighborhood and go through water created canyons and end on the beach. On the beach, you can see paragliders diving off cliffs from the company that resides there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Laurie L
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January 11, 2019|
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Response from Kyle B | Reviewed this property |
With a 7 year old I would pay for the parking at the top of the hill. We were there on a weekday and paid $10 and then we went on a holiday and the fee went up to $20. But if you park in the free parking by the time you hike... More
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Minh V | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the Uber to drop off nearby where you enter and pay to park. From there you can hike the trails or just go for a stroll on the beach
June 4, 2018|
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Response from lornef123 | Reviewed this property |
It can be done