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“Lovely place to hike” 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 #19 of 385 Activities in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic walking areas, Beaches, Nature & wildlife areas, State Parks, Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & 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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New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Lovely place to hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

There are a number of various hikes to chose from in the park, and it was a great way to spend a few hours and get a good look around.

Visited October 2013
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Ithaca, New York
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“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

So close to town, exceptional views and great places for photography. Has plenty to offer for hikers and visitors.

Visited August 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Torrey Rain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This gorgeous park has a little known phenomena called "Torrey Rain". When the fog comes into the park moisture gathers on the pine needles. When there is too much water on the needles it starts dripping underneath the trees causing what appear to be many rain droplets like light spring rain! It is a wonderful experience and can be found falling from the trees in the early mornings after a heavy night time fog. Go to the top of the hill by the museum and enjoy!

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Provo, Utah
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“beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

accessible and lovely return to nature. be prepared to pay to park though. close to Hilton so even with business meetings I could spend lunch hour walking the beach.

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“Fantastic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean with it's amazing cliffs a nice walk on the beach to see the cliffs from below

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