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“A must see” 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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$40*
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Ranked #2 of 187 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, State Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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 young children, Activities for older children
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

There are so many trails to choose from and the views are amazing. We hiked down to the beach at flat rock and it was so worth the effort. Easy parking and not that crowded.

Visited October 2013
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“OCTOBER 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

beautiful park lovely golf course would have liked to spend more time exploring Very clean and well kept

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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“Gorgeous Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Absolutely gorgeous beach, hiking trails and fantastic views....definitely a must see! Worth the $12 parking fee. Bring plenty of water if you're interested in hiking trails.

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“breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The hike from the top of the cliffs to the beach was so gorgeous! We had a beautiful day and even though there were tons of people around it never seemed crowded to us. So worth the drive!

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San Diego, California
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“Beautiful, relatively easy hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

TPSR is a great place for a hike. There is parking (paid) within the park but there is free parking along the ocean road leading up to the entrance. My favorite hike is to start at the entrance, up to the visitor center and down the beach trail. Then back to the start along the beach. The views from all parts of the hike are fantastic. There is also the option of driving to the top of the hill and parking for those with limited mobility. Overall, this is one of the nicest hikes along the CA coast.

Visited September 2013
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