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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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Easy and beautiful trails

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kathleen F
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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New Windsor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Francine C
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Kim W
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Isle of Palms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing gem this place is. The views are stunning. Nice trails. The beach is more of a hard sand walking beach than a beachy beach. I wouldn't plan a beach day there.

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Thank Bethanne L
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to live near by and never realized how much there was to see. The upper cliffs have nice walkways and paths down to the ocean. You can hike back up another trail but if you go at low-tide you can walk along the beach and walk up the drive to the visitor's center. Admission to park is expensive... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best spots for hiking and seeing the magnificent scenery San Diego has to offer. Perfect for a day outdoors. You can drive up the hill and park after entering the park or park at the base. The slope is gentle going up, but a bit lengthy. Plan accordingly.

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Thank TheAnvil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here and thought it was wonderful! I parked on the road by the beach, which was free but means you have a 10-15 minute uphill walk to the visitors centre/start of the trails. There are several trails, many intertwined. They're mostly sandy and not too taxing. I finished up on the beach, chilled out for... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The landscape is so incredible it looks fake! The walking trails are great, with one great panorama after another. A treasure so close to an urban area.

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