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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 2 days ago via mobile

So glad our friends recommended visiting Torrey Pines, where previously I had only associated golf with the name. Spectacular views of the Pacific & coastal region, great moderate hiking trails, educational & helpful staff at the Center. You may park by the beach & hike...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ekimes
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can walk the beach or take a variety of .5-longer hikes (note most of the hikes begin up a fairly steep hill). The views from the hill are great looking down on San Diego and toward the ocean. The pines are rare (except here)...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jo-Ann M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been to San Diego about six times and this was the first trip to Torrey Pines. We parked about 4-5 blocks away along the street and didn’t have to pay for parking. It’s $15 - $20 to park inside the park or near...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 171Scott
Reviewed 1 week ago

This State Park (Reserve) is located above the ocean a few miles North of San Diego. The views are magnificent. The Torrey Pine is a very rare tree found here and an island only. The truly great part of this park are the hikes. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip.We are not especially "outdoorsy" but the walking trails here are easy and had beautiful views of the ocean. Not overly strenuous.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank h46frkwo0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there after some rain. Walking trails were closed. Walked the beach but it wasn't the nicest day to walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MargueriteE20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great park to say the least. Hike up from the beach free parking and get some exercise. If you time it right and it's low tide, the loop back down to the beach is highly worth the time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank martinaY3158FR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hike here frequently with friends and solo. It is one of the only places to hike in the county that is located along the magnificent Pacific Ocean coast. There are a variety of trails that can accommodate any level of hiker. Filled with flora...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LisaB157
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love hiking Torrey Pines as it's right alongside the ocean and, in order to get to it I have to go to the bottom and cross the beach first. This beach has the most beautiful intricate shells and the mountainside provides spectacular views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melsurf165
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stunning reserve is such a great spot in the overbuilt La Jolla, San Diego area, but it is often just packed with people. I have driven by several times with cars backed up to go into the parking lot. Just our luck, we had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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