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Torrey Pines State Reserve

Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
858 755 2063
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$40*
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Ranked #3 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, State Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Fee: No
Owner description: Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it...
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Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, State Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

parking was a hassle as there is construction going on there right now. but this was a great place to watch the sunset and a nice place to get out of the city and get some good walking in.

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Upland, ca
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This was such a great place to hike. Many trails to choose from for all levels. The best trail is the one that goes down to the beach.

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

A fantastic view and serenity captured. Sometimes you can spot dolphins playing in the surf.

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Morton Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

A quick drive from downtown and you're at Torrey Pines. Kids had a ball playing on the beach next to flat rock. Limited hiking, but enough for the kids to be interested. Views are great.

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Boulder, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We always enjoy this nature trail hike down to the beach!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Beautiful. No question. A bit crowded, perhaps because of "San Diego in Winter" being much more attractive than the northern states. Sunrise or sunset might be the best for those that like to photograph. Cold weather would reduce the crowds somewhat.

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Smithtown, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

everything hiking sun fun dfferent experience very unique

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cambridge,ma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Nicely designed and maintained trails. Don't park at the first lot you see when coming from Del Mar or I 5 Exit 34 as it"s a long uninteresting walk

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Dexter, Michigan
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

This park area is great. I went for a run here while I was visiting family and was very happy with the trails. It is a hilly area and a bit tough for a run. In the mornings this is a beautiful place to be and the ocean views are spectacular.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Beautiful cliff-top views over the ocean. Interesting landscape for hiking. Visitor center with natural history info.

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