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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
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Staten Island, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We walked up by the glideport on the cliffs. Honestly, the views from La Jolla kind of overshadow the views here. I can't speak about the trails because we didn't check them out.

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massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Coming from the East Coast the landscape is very different and spectacular. Trails are well maintained and the hills will give you a good workout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Spent few hours in the reserve, hiking around even got to see dolphins. The trails are well marked, some lead to the beach some to look out, it's all worth it. The views are great. (Bathroom are available). Great way to spent few hours...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The walking trails are well maintained and well marked. Beautiful views and access to the beach. There is a parking fee for the lots but also some free parking just off the road. Saving this site from development has benefitted us now and for the future. Thank you, Mrs. Scripps.

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Chula Vista, California
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28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had read and heard good things about Torrey Pines State Park so we decided to go there for a hike. We have a state park membership so the entrance fee was free. We visited on a Sunday and it was very busy. I assume that it's much more quiet on a weekday. We decided to drive up to the... More

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Victoria BC Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Just drove through, but very happy to see Pine Trees are being cared for! Love the flora and fauna here!!

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Edmonton
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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