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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 231 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 young children, Activities for older children
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Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic place to visit and hike. The views of the ocean are breathtaking. It's a fund drive along the coast as you leave as well. I would highly recommend a visit to Torrey Pines.

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Vistas. Lots of closed trails though.... try again in a month or so and see whats going on. View the coast from a very special vantage point.

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Carlsbad, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I love hiking at Torrey Pines, there are plenty of challenging and not-so-challenging hikes that all have gorgeous ocean views, a welcome breeze, and interesting terrain. You can park for free along coast highway and hike up the park road or along the beach to access the trail heading up into the park, if you don't mind adding the additional... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

An amazing oasis in Southern California full of tall trees and ocean views. You can hike tree lined paths or walk down to the beach. One of the prettiest places ever.

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Miami
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We have friends that own a home in Del Mar. We love visiting their home since its a short run to the Torrey Pines park. We enter on the north side nearest Del Mar and run up the winding hill to the top where the views are the definition of breathless. Its difficult not to stop and take it all... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We went for a hike to the ocean. Great park and well maintained. Enjoyed the views and terrain - walk to the ocean if you have a couple of hours to spend and see the beach. Interestingly, we couldn't eat our picnic lunch unless we went to the beach. Also of note, found a clothing optional beach to the south... More

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Beijing, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We chose the'Beach trail' for our 2h hiking. It's really amazing to see how the rocks,cliffs,sea,beach combined. A mustpay visit in SD!

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Fun two mile hike without much elevation change. Unique terrain and vegetation. Easy access from the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

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SF, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Easy walks great vistas of the ocean and cliffs. Lots of folks out and seeing dogs and families was fun.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

we drove to the park and hiked a few trails before finishing with the beach trail which ended at the beautiful expansive beach! we then were able to walk back to the parking lot via the beach, cooling off with our feet in the water. there are beautiful views from up on the hiking trails. Trails are easy to hike,... More

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