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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Address: Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858 755 2063
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Sun - Sat 7:15 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains...

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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This hike is a must do if you visit San Diego!

The views are fantastic! The hike is quite easy with only a few spots of short distance elevation change. Some people were jogging the trail...it's even enough to not worry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The views are fantastic! The hike is quite easy with only a few spots of short distance elevation change. Some people were jogging the trail...it's even enough to not worry about stepping on a rock/rut. The hike will provide a consistently gorgeous view as it weaves through the hills down to the shores of the pacific. Great sunset hike with... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a favorite for a day at the beach. There is a charge for parking, but well worth it. Fun in the sun.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow my husband and I like to enjoy the outdoors while travelling. While we are not experienced hikers we found the trails very easy to hike. We hiked 2 different trails the 2 days we were there. You hike right down to the beach walk along the beach and back up the road to your car. Each one took about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great place for the family. Good terrains for all ages. Great view top of the mountain easily accessible by car if you like to see the sun set.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter was married on the beach last Friday and it was great weather and even better company. The rangers were very helpful and the other people on the beach were polite and left us alone to ourselves. Beautiful views and the ocean was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like walking through a terrarium. Very easy and not hard. The views are unreal. I wish we could bring out dog here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took an uber here and figured we'd walk the beach to LaJolla...wow what a walk...yes we made it....about a 5 mile walk but it was great. ..along the way we stumbled upon Black Beach which is an all nude beach....it was quite a surprise but the people there mostly men were fantastic... mayb one day we'll return and get naked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As with much of the SoCal Coast, this is a great spot. Parking can be tricky, but definitely not impossible. You can hike along the Hang Gliding port next to Black's Beach, very rocky, but not like actually rock climbing, just hiking. Sort of secluded beach with lots of eddys and shell hunting possibilities, too. Actual Beaches are great too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For newbie hiker like me, make sure you drive up to the parking up the hill. There are tons of trails up at the top that are perfect for beginners. The visitors center has a map of the trails that helps a bit when navigating but the views are so spectacular that you might get distracted and maybe a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Torrey Pines during a recent visit to San Diego after reading great reviews on TripAdvisor and hearing about it from friends in the area. It's a beautiful but fragile natural ecosystem but does offer some great, not too testing, trail walks. My favourite was a walk along the beach then up to the top on the Beach Trail then... More 

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