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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 220 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It has breathtaking view hiking up Guy Fleming trail. If you are in San Diego then you must hike up Guy Fleming trail. It is a short trail. The photos attached to review will say it all and it is better in person. Must do and see!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

On arriving in San Diego, we decided to tackle travel weariness with a mind-clearing hike. Gorgeous! The ocean breeze kept us cool the whole time, and the scenery was breathtaking. We hiked down to the beach, walked there a bit, then hiked back up. Not too taxing, and well worth it. We were staying in a hotel within walking distance,... More

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Nashville, TN
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A very worthwhile stop. Many easy hikes to several different and beautiful views. It cost $12 to enter but well worth it. Do not miss!!

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was a good 2.5 hour mild hike. Definetly start with the Razor Point trail, then the Beach Trail. Parking is easy but tricky. Park up at the visitor center. You will save a 15 minute uphill hike. Do not park in the first lot you see at the entrance.

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San Diego, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

One of the great hikes on the Pacific Coast. Walk up hill from the parking lot and then head down to the beach. The views are spectacular. go early and avoid other hikers.

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Warrnambool, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There are nice walks through this area both headland and down to the beach. We were there on a warm day ..... with little rain the area was very dry how the sea views compensated.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our toddler & 5 year old loved this! We parked for FREE along the beach just before the park entrance. The beach parking was somewhat crowded but it was Saturday & we got lucky & snagged a spot quickly. Pedestrians walk through the park entrance for free. There is a restroom/rinse off area at the entrance. We pushed the toddler... More

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Really Beautiful, the quintessential California coastline experience.......no excuse for not visiting.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Not sure if it was because it was a weekday, but we only had to pay $12 (I see most other reviewers listing $15 as the price). Apparently if you are lucky enough to find a spot the best way to do it is to park for free along the road near the place. If not, it's still a pretty... More

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waco,t
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Torrey Pines is a great place to hike! Not sure where the free part comes from, we were charged a $12 day fee per car. We were from out of town so maybe there is another way to get in the park without paying? We parked near the visitor center and walked all of the trails available, about 4-5 miles... More

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