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“Hike and swim!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines State Reserve
Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
858 755 2063
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Ranked #3 of 237 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
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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 of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Hike and swim!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

What a great spot! Great hiking - the trails are well laid out and are numerous. The info centre up at the top is very informative. And then one walks down the trail to the beach. The views are stunning. And the Torry pines are just twisted and interesting to look at! The ocean glistens in the sun, and the cliff faces are varied and craggy. And the ocean is frsh, very fresh! We were dropped off by friends, so did not enter the park with a car. There is a charge to take your car into the park. The trails are for walkers/runners/strollers only. Delegated paths for cyclists. Well worth it.

Visited July 2013
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“Great early morning running”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

From the Hilton Torry Pines, head South along the footpath and within 10-15mins you're into the State Reserve. The road winds along the top of the ridge, then a steep descent to a carpark.
There are several unsealed trails that loop off the top road; you need to be careful when running here, but generally the quality of the pathways is very good. Saw several signs warning of rattlesnakes which is interesting for an Australian!!
Beautiful views.

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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“workout with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Wonderful coast line and mountain views unfold as you walk or jog in this most interesting area. There is parking available where you do not have to walk all the way up, but it is a nice walk from the bottom.

Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Torrey Pines is a gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

lovely ocean view walks take you to a beautiful long beach.
The beach is great for swimming and biody surfing

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful park!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great hiking trails. Parking both at the base of the park and at the top where the visitor's center is located. While we didn't go to the beach, there were lots of people enjoying the beautiful day. The park closes at dark and there is no camping permitted.

Visited July 2013
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