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“San Diego North Run - perfect 8 miles” 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 #4 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 older children, Activities for young children
Miami
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“San Diego North Run - perfect 8 miles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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.

Visited August 2014
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“Great park, but no picnic except at ocean beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went for a hike to the ocean. Great park and well maintained. Enjoyed the views and terrain - walk to the ocean if you have a couple of hours to spend and see the beach. Interestingly, we couldn't eat our picnic lunch unless we went to the beach. Also of note, found a clothing optional beach to the south when walking along the ocean - FYI so you are aware.

Visited August 2014
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“surprising”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We chose the'Beach trail' for our 2h hiking. It's really amazing to see how the rocks,cliffs,sea,beach combined. A mustpay visit in SD!

Visited August 2014
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“Unique Landscape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Fun two mile hike without much elevation change. Unique terrain and vegetation. Easy access from the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Visited May 2014
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“Lovely for walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Easy walks great vistas of the ocean and cliffs. Lots of folks out and seeing dogs and families was fun.

Visited September 2013
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