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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 235 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 young children, Activities for older children
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La Mesa, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We spent a whole day walking the trails and sun bathing at the beach. This state reserve is quite a treasure. From Hangliders to Hiking, it's a great place to explore and take a picnic. So glad it's here in our backyard.

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Norwalk, CT
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a terrific place to hike, and also just to look at the ocean. Many good views, and diverse paths with interesting vegetation.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A great place to take a hike - Trails to "Broken Hill" "Razor Point" "Yucca Point". Sandy trails are well marked and you are rewarded with spectacular ocean views at the "points". Scenery of the cliffs is also spectacular. Bring your camera. We even saw about 12 dolphins frolicking in the waves - looked like they were surfing!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We loved loved thi spark! Unbelievable and unique beauty/scenes. Many wonderful miles of trails for hiking, some of intermediate level. Many profound photo possibilities. Very highly recommend!

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

awesome views, so beautifully protected & preserved, the trails were lovely. This park was a photographer's dream!

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

It was recommended to take the easy trail which is 2/3 miles. It was very nice and specatacular scenery. We had a 2 1/2 year old boy. It made me nervouse being with him since the trails are not stroller friendly and our boy has no fear. I want to go back when my boys are older to do some... More

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This was my first visit and it was worth the trip. Plenty of trails that were easy to walk. Views of the ocean were great. Active place to go on a romantic data.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Heard about this place while visiting family in San Diego... A guide from The Lodge took us on a journey that we will never forget.

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Harrisburg, PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We took the Razor Point trail and the High Point trail. Easy walks with wonderful views of the flora and ocean coastline.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Hike, bike, walk, or hand glide! Do whatever outdoor activity you enjoy, just don't miss Torrey Pines!

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