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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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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 migrating birds.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“razor point” (74 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My 8 year old son and I decided to go hiking on our vacation. We paid the $15 fee (able to pay by credit or cash) and drove to the top of the mountain. Be careful if you drive as people are walking in the...More

Thank Winemeplease
Reviewed yesterday

Walked through Torrey Pines on the Susan G Komen 3 Day walk. Quiet place with lots of trees. Didn't really see any animals.

Thank RedHeels24
Reviewed yesterday

We very much enjoyed walking along this beach as the tide receded, leaving flat hard-packed sand. The red cliffs are very scenic, with trails through the reserve lands up top. Check high tide time before arriving.

Thank Kaygee2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful but a brutal incline to walk to the top. Not for the faint of heart! I think on normal occasions you can drive but unsure.

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a highlight of my trip to San Diego. The sandstone cliffs, vegetation, beaches and views are amazing. Arrive early to get parking at the top parking lot. The fee to visit the park is less expensive during the week. Wear sturdy shoes, bring...More

Thank traveltips621
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun hike with great views. Loved seeing the cliffs, water, and various trees. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike with beautiful views, towering cliffs, and great history of the rarest pine tree in the country.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moderate hike a few good trails closed very cool plants and views walk as much as you can stand great photo spots

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon here, first hiking the Guy Fleming trail and the hanging out at the beach until after sunset. Not crowded on a Saturday in November and not too cold (though chilly once the sun went down). Plenty of parking spaces in the...More

Thank Tia E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently visited the Torrey Pines Reserve with friends. This is a great natural location with fantastic hiking trails and fabulous views. We enjoyed our visit and would definitely recommend this place for a day trip while in the San Diego area....More

Thank jmacch
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12 November 2017|
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Response from RockerDoll | Reviewed this property |
Don't forget you're on the water, so I'd bring a jacket or sweater. Secondly, if you're going to hike up to the peak, then be ready to generate your own heat. Once you reach the top, take your jacket from around your... More
25 October 2017|
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Response from BuckWal17 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. In the parking lot area