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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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Sun - Sat 7:15 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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 Place

We enjoyed the amazing views and well marked trails even with our toddler! Wish we came earlier as it warmed up fast as it is exposed to the sun. We paid the fee and drove to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Scarborough, Maine
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Scarborough, Maine
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the amazing views and well marked trails even with our toddler! Wish we came earlier as it warmed up fast as it is exposed to the sun. We paid the fee and drove to the parking up top. Found a couple trails and soaked in the views.

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Boise, Idaho
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great way to get out and get some exercise when in the San Diego area. There are several trails to choose from varying in length and difficulty. Tip: Pay the $12 to enter and park at the top. This is where the trails start so if you want to do multiple hikes you can hit the car again in... More 

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BERKLEY
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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second time here and it was just as good as the first time. I was even able to catch a glimpse of a whale from here. I would recommend wearing some good shoes for the hiking part then taking them off to walk on the beach.

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Chula Vista, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

forget about sea world, come see the real world. Come see the sea! Sweeping views along the coast on this great hike. Be sure to bring water and sun screen and use them both! Perfect for any time of the day, but sunset especially.

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Thank LJ L
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I like parking at the bottom lot and walking up. There is also a lot halfway up the hill and a large one at the top with plenty of parking. From the top you hike down towards the beach and then either back up the way you can came or you keep going which makes a loop back to the... More 

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San Diego, CA
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228 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Torrey Pines is a great place to hike above the beach. There are trails for every level of hiker - from easy, meandering trails to climbs that take you down to the beach and back. Please be aware that you are usually on dirt trails, so flip flops may not be the best, but I have seen it done! Views... More 

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San Diego, California
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another local attraction, that after 26 years as being a local, I had not had the pleasure on visiting. Enjoyed a wonder Sunny San Diego Day for a few hours of hiking. Trails are marked well, Views are stupendous. For sure, engage a Park Ranger, or docent. To really realize the story and history of the Torrey Pines is quite... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An unexpected jewel in the city of San Diego. One of the wildest stretches of land on Southern California's coast, there are 2,000 acres of land set aside which remain as they were before San Diego was developed. It is an arid maritime chaparral on a high sandstone outcropping, home to the rare Torrey pine, miles of unspoiled beaches, and... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent place for an easy Hike and a picnic, there are really nice views of the pacific Ocean and la Jolla Cove

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Thank Salvador L
Calgary
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73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The drive north along the course to Torrey Pines State Reserve is spectacular. Have a picnic or hike the cliffs, but take your camera.

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