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“Beautiful Park” 5 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 235 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.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
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.

Visited August 2013
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“Ideal Place for Hiking”
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 another added attraction.

Visited October 2012
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“Awesome!”
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!

Visited August 2013
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Philadelphia, PA
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“Great place for a hike...even if you're not a hiker”
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.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Absolutely worth a stop.”
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!!!

Visited August 2013
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