We have friends that own a home in Del Mar. We love visiting their home since its a short run to the Torrey Pines park. We enter on the north side nearest Del Mar and run up the winding hill to the top where the views are the definition of breathless. Its difficult not to stop and take it all in. There are many off-the-main-path routes which add singular, private ways to enjoy the open spaces and views of the Pacific below. We snake our run through to the south side which ends up near famous Salk Institute and U of San Diego. We make a U-turn and then head back to Del Mar (downhill) to enjoy the aromas of lavender, pine, and cedar along the way. It's one of my favorite runs in the world.
Total distance is about 8 miles.