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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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“beach trail” (161 reviews)
“great hike” (105 reviews)
“razor point” (74 reviews)
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12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We knew this would be a spectacular walk but we didn’t know the friendliness and hospitality of the guides and volunteers! The visitors center is a must stop and visit as the building, made of adobe, has historical significance. The volunteers here also offer local...More

1  Thank bandaibob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to hike! There are trails for all levels and you can park at the top if unable to walk up the hill. It is always cooler there, too.

Thank SoooZeeeQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are always attempting on our holidays to find interesting trails to hike though not necessarily difficult ones. We found the Torrey Pines Reserve to suit our needs perfectly. The trails were easy to navigate with various vista points along the way. The views of...More

Thank WEI339
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever you look up hiking in San Diego, you are sure to find Torrey Pines SP in the list. We went at the end of November, and it was still sunny and dry...as you would expect Southern CA to be. However, be aware, there is...More

1  Thank doctorbove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The starting points of trails are just so-so, but the further you go, the better the view. And trails are very fun and I recommend to walk all of them and they definitely worth it.

1  Thank texan910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pleasant place to hike along the coast of the Pacific when the temperatures across the rest of San Diego are high. The hiking is not overly strenuous. Parking is a bit tough, but patience is the answer. The Torrey Pine trees, ocean...More

1  Thank nadojeff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super busy spent a couple of hours on the beach. The lodge was fun on the top of the hill and the views talk your breath away. Glad it was saved from development. Informative volunteers

1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are such wonderful views of and from this park/reserve. Some days during the year there is even free entry. Of course, I especially love the views of the Pacific and the fact you can hike down to it and along the water line.

1  Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Winemeplease
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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