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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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Hiking Tour of Torrey Pines State Reserve from San Diego

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Great for calming

Get ready for a walk. We started 4:30pm on the beach, walked a good distance, took lots of pictures, then went up to the hiking part, and got back to the parking lot at 7. Parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Get ready for a walk. We started 4:30pm on the beach, walked a good distance, took lots of pictures, then went up to the hiking part, and got back to the parking lot at 7. Parking is $15. There are some free spots overlooking the water right on the highway, but those are hard to get. It was very misty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great hike up the mountain trail. Once you get to the top, the view is breathtaking. You feel like you could touch the sky. It is so beautiful. Not to mention the great exercise. Loved loved loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Loved the scenery and the hiking trails. It was very hot the day we went and we weren't prepared as we should have been with water etc. Haas a little museum that's fun and the people working there are happy to tell you where to go. :)

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We hiked from the parking lot to the beach. I highly recommend it for anyone in decent physical condition. Substantial elevation change down to the beach and then a reasonably difficult hike back up.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The reserve is a great place to hike, because of the established trails, and the spectacular view of the sea. The cool San Diego climate makes it an ideal place to have a leisurely walk or a jog, passing through several plant species including the Torrey pines. A sidetrip to the golf course, where Tiger Woods claimed several victories, is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Commanding views from the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the opportunity to see seal and cormorant colonies close up and a beautiful coastal drive make Torrey Pines State Reserve a must on any vacation!

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

FANTASTIC views of the Pacific Ocean! We started off by parking near the visitors center, then hiking down to the water. We exercise regularly but are not hikers by any means. It was a strenuous walk, but by no means not enjoyable. One of our favorite places that we went to in the San Diego area on this trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A trip to Torrey Pines is a great way to get acclimated on arrival to La Jolla. I came from the East coast and as soon as I saw the views here I knew I was in California! Just beautiful!!!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

So glad we looked into this....the trails are short and allow for awesome views without taking too much time or expending an inordinate amount of energy. The park admission fee is reasonable; rangers are super courte4ous and helpful. A great way to spend a morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Unbelievable beauty on and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Hike one of several trails from moderate to strenuous depending on your pace. Pay the $10 to park and help the parks system.

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