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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

#5 of 435 things to do in San Diego Features Animals
12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, 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 good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beach trail” (155 reviews)
“great hike” (97 reviews)
“razor point” (73 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:15 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the hidden treasures in San Diego. Parking: you can park at the bottom of the preserve for FREE or you can pay $15 to park within the reserve. Bring some water and get ready to blaze one of the many trails...More

Thank teknlgy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Torrey Pines is definitely a must visit for a So Cal trip! You will find some of the most amazing viewpoints ever, just be prepared to do some hiking to get to them.

Thank christophercasey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great morning of hiking at Torrey Pines. We hiked to Red By the and climbed up on it. Then we picked up the beach trail and went down to the beach. The tide was relatively low, so we got to do lots...More

Thank compton49er
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked this trail with six kids ages 8-19. We all enjoyed the view. It was crowded and the parking was minimal. The outhouses, the only toilets available, were clean. The docents were helpful. I found the paths to be full of ruts possibly due...More

Thank kelly f
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy hikes that afford great beautiful ocean views but are not too difficult, we recommend the Guy Fleming Trail in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. It's worthwhile to go up to the Visitor Center first to watch the short video about the park,...More

Thank newtonhiker
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the hikes. They were slightly challenging but not so much that my children couldn't handle it. And we were rewarded with the most beautiful scenery at the end. The cliffs and beaches in this area were some of the prettiest we saw on...More

Thank MomToTwinsPlusOne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hiking trails are very easy and extremely easy to navigate. Lots of rocks, sand, and some hills, so be sure to wear appropriate shoes. We did stumble upon a rattlesnake, so keep your eyes pealed! ;) Be sure to take the path down to...More

Thank Mandas777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend the day hiking through the trails. Spectacular scenery at every turn. bring water and a comfy pair of shoes

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hiking trails are fairly easy to navigate and provide a nice work out for the average couch potato. Make sure to bring your camera and lots of water, it gets pretty warm as you climb.

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we spent 3 hours follow the walking trail of Torrey Pines State Natural reserve. Easy parking. Moderate incline and we discovered a number of shrubs bearing unusual fruits. Amazing to find flowering creepers with vibrant colourful flowers. Rangers had a table with display including the...More

Thank kfceyes2016
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Tom K
24 March 2017|
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Response from Sidney W | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a place before the entry where you can be dropped off without the driver having to pay the parking fee. It doesn't add to the walking.
Shilpa C
6 March 2017|
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Response from aquamark762 | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a car inside the park, just some way to get there.
Prerana D
4 December 2016|
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Response from uribes | Reviewed this property |
I do not think that this is an option. There is a sign at the entrance saying that you must may the daily fee of $20 even if you want to drop off passangers