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Torrey Pines State Reserve

Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
858 755 2063
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As featured in San Diego for free
Ranked #3 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Edmonton
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed stopping at the glider port and watching hang gliders, para gliders and remote controlled glider models. Easy parking and lots of it.

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We walked around the Gliderport area and the views of the ocean over the cliffs were stunning. Highly recommend if you like that sort of thing!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Pay to park and support this beautiful wonder. Great trails, unbelievable views. Cacti and flowers and rock formations, plus beach and cliffs, wow. My daughter (15) and I both agreed this was one of the highlights of our trip! If the weather is good do not miss the opportunity to take in this fabulous park.

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San Diego
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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Located along the Pacific ocean between LaJolla and Del Mar, Torrey may be most famous for its World class golf course, Torrey Pines. The State park is adjacent to the golf course and you get similar views. There are several great trails, the most popular lead down to the beach. It may be the most scenic coastline in San Diego... More

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San Diego, California
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This reserve is near the city, but you feel like you are world's away once you get out onto the beach trail. You must like hiking stairs, because that is what you will find in order to make it down to the State Beach from the top of the mesa. Park on the 101 for free, and hike the hill... More

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Ramona, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The beach is close to parking and the hike is the best.Somthime you have to pay for parking if you don't come early.

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San Deigo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You can choose from longer and steeper round trips up and down the bluffs to shorter and flatter ones at the top of the bluffs. Beautiful views either way. You can also walk along the beach under the bluffs and look at the patterns created by geology.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast! Easy access, either for a half day or a quick stop for all ages. Several trails, one beach trail is easy and short, good for kids as well, less 30 mins reaching the stunning the "WOW_view" of the coastal stretch.... More

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The hiking trails from the State Park office are awesome. You can walk downhill all the way to the cliffs overlooking the ocean. It is not a hard walk and the walk back up is manageable. Take a water bottle to keep hydrated.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to hike. There are many different options all with absolutely amazing views. I highly recommend for someone out of time that like to get out and exercise.

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