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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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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: 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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Torrey Pines, The remnants of the past

The old coastal area once looked like Torrey Pines Reserve, minus the many trails and people. Take a step back in time to the south coast. One can park at the top and be sure to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2014
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San Diego, CA

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San Diego, CA
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The old coastal area once looked like Torrey Pines Reserve, minus the many trails and people. Take a step back in time to the south coast. One can park at the top and be sure to check out the museum, small but informative. Often there are guided walks with rangers. Photographers will love the many views and plant life. If... More 

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Midlothian, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I loved the views and variety on the hike. Plus it was not too crowded. Had lots of options for easy hikes or more challenging, and you can end it with a swim in the ocean! Loved it!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Torrey Pines State Park. We hiked a few different trails, and none were especially difficult. Lots of great views of the Pacific as you wander the bluffs. Definitely worth a visit!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Hike it, run it, walk.it..whatever you do don't miss the views here. Trails are in perfect condition and there are intermittent places to sit and watch surfers and gliders. You are almost guaranteed a great sunset, although the mornings are magical with the ocean mist.

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We've visited Torrey Pines every time we've been to San Diego and it never disappoints. It can be crowded, but it's never been a problem, and everyone is enjoying the spectacular views and overlooks.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I visited in March, when the weather was still slightly cold, but it was a beautiful hike with friends. We parked along the beach (below the park) which is free and walked up the driveway to the top of the trails. The walk up the drive is at a steeper angle for much of the time (though paved) so people... More 

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Cross, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Good workout for those of us that are not in shape. Beautiful views of the ocean. We did not get to walk along the beach as it was high tide, so make sure you visit during low tide if you want to walk back through the beach. Free parking is available on the roadway, but may be difficult to obtain... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

On our last trip to San Diego several years ago, we'd been turned back from Torrey Pines because of a forest fire raging outside the city so this time we were determined to get there. Having rented a car, we drove up from the beach to the information center at the top of the cliffs but passed many hardier souls... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We visited this lovely park that overlooks the beach and ocean in Spring, 2013, and I was recently reminded of of how nice that visit was. We left our cars below the park, along the beach, where parking is free, and we walked up the driveway to the top of the cliffs. We followed a few different trails. One led... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Cold (freezing, literally!) in the winter but beautiful, being on the ocean. Plenty of people visit daily...so get there early and find the free parking a short walk away.

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Additional Information about Torrey Pines State Reserve

Address: Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858 755 2063
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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