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“Good, could be great” 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 young children, Activities for older children
Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good, could be great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a very nice trail, which could be enhanced lot more to give a great experience to the Hikers.
There are many trails routes but many are not marked. It not easy to get lost but you may miss out on some.
Of course it is a jungle, you should expect wild life, Snakes etc. at the entrance they should inform the enterant, how to deal with them.
They have a small parking at the base, thus they tell first timers to go up to the half point and park there. When you drive up, you just lost half the hike.
I did not see a nice trail to hike from the base, many people were biking, jogging next to the road.
The other side of the cliff, is the sea. That makes the view great but it takes away from the beach. The shore line is not so great, for which i am not sure what anyone can do. But by adding couple of dollars to the entrance fee, they can use the money to mark the trails better and enhance the hiker experience.

Visited August 2014
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Marietta, Georgia
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were staying with family in San Diego and mostly just drove around in Torrey Pines. We didn't get out of the care. We look forward to going back and investigating further.

Visited September 2013
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“View are amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Love to travel to the pacific, this is a wonderful park for hiking and views of the ocean. Go and enjoy.

Visited September 2013
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Milford, Ohio
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

beautiful cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Some of the trails are a bit steep but others are nice and easy so there is something for everyone.

Visited September 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Amazing trails with wonderful views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I parked on the top of the reserve and asked the park ranger for hiking suggestions. I hiked down the Beach Trail and was in awe from the amazing views of the beach and seaside cliffs. Beautifully maintained trails all around and no trash anywhere. The beach was wonderful and the park rangers very helpful. I hiked alone and the trails had plenty of people. A must do if you are looking for a beautiful hike in this area.

Visited August 2014
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