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Torrey Pines State Reserve

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Address: Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858 755 2063
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains...
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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Beautiful site and worth the time to hike around

If you have the time, take it and see this beautiful place. Be sure to bring water and cover for your head as it is a long walk and the sun exposure is quite substantial.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you have the time, take it and see this beautiful place. Be sure to bring water and cover for your head as it is a long walk and the sun exposure is quite substantial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It's one of nature's breathtaking area in San Diego. It can be fully enjoy by taking a short walk to the Torrey Pines State Park Trail. You can see 270 degrees view of where the Ocean, Canyons and Mountain meets. After the short walk, you'll end up at mesmerizing beach with a canyon wall on one side and thundering ocean... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

too beautiful for words - loved the beach clean and sandy, the water is cold and not safe for swimming. the stairs led up to an amazing hike that was not too difficult- all ages could manage except elderly or very unfit individuals. the views were magnificent!

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Pomona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had an opportunity to see the beautiful golf course , enjoy walking along the beach and enjoy a stunning sunset and breeze of the ocean all in one trip

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San Di
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've lived in SD my entire life and finally decided to check it out. What amazing views. Many options of trails or just walk along the coast. Views of beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course at the South most and of the park. Been back multiple times even though the drive is 40 minutes from my house. Will be back many... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Leave your car in the parking lot and walk up the road. At the top you can visit the visitor's center and even get to watch a short movie that explains about the vegetation in the park. Then from behind the bathrooms, select the trails that walks down a windy path along the side of the mountain and takes you... More 

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Del Mar, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

unparalleled views of the beautiful California coastline. Easy hikes along the bluffs up and down to the beaches. Keep an eye on tides however as it an be tricky getting back along the shoreline at high tide. From the parking lot up to the bluffs , down to the beach and back is about 3 miles. Fantastic scenery and wildlife.... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I love hiking Torrey Pines. Parking can be inconvenient but its worth the hassle. There are breathtaking views from the trails as you hike along the cliffs and overlook the ocean. You can also hike down to the beach. Whenever I go I bring a daypack with a towel and a change of clothing. I will hike about then hike... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful trail near La Jolla that end on the beach. Perfect for an easy hike with not too much terrain. You can also drive all the way to the top for a very short hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We heard alot about this place so we thought we would give it a try. While we are not typical hikers we really enjoyed walking the trails. They are very well kept, marked and roped off. Oh and they have amazing views! My wife and I took our 3 year old son and he had a good time as well.... More 

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