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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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Awesome hike and great views, best hiking in San Diego

The views are great and the hike is very rewarding. Do the 3 mile loop that starts where you park and hikes up some elevation eventually down to the beach where you walk along to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views are great and the hike is very rewarding. Do the 3 mile loop that starts where you park and hikes up some elevation eventually down to the beach where you walk along to get back to your car. The hikes aren't challenging here but you get some decent exercise in while seeing some great views. The only downside... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An oasis of tranquility in San Diego.Big parking lot for convenience,easy beach access in the lower area. Upper area great for hiking--spectacular scenery-hike down to the beach

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You are rewarded with stunning views on this hike. It's not a tough hike but be prepared for a pretty good uphill walk. I highly recommend you walk to the end of the trails. You will have jaw dropping views of the ocean and cliffs. Also if you walk on the trails at the very top you will get to... More 

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Thank Chris3605
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and I did this hike and both agree it was the highlight of our trip to San Diego. The initial hike through the park is beautiful in itself however we continued on down to the beach which was absolutely spectacular!

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Thank darmstrong33
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beginning at the visitors' center there are many marked trails, highlighting natural landscaped of these bluffs over the beach and Pacific Ocean. Chances to spot whales or other ocean mammals, or closer at hand wildflowers in bloom or going to seed. Great for bird watching, too. Some trails are challenging, while most are suitable for families with children and some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you go early and wait patiently along the 101, you can get free parking just outside the reserve along the beach. About a 10-15 minute climb up to the first trailhead and you will be rewarded with a unique forest landscape and stunning views of the ocean. You can often see whales from shore during their migration season.

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Thank Sarshebert
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It always takes my breath away to hike Torrey Pines! I have been so many times and always take a new route, you have to make sure you stop along the way to enjoy the scenery...it changes through the seasons. End up at the ocean and walk back on the ocean at low tide.

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Thank winterSDiegans
San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice park with a good lodge. There are also guided walks for free at certain times. The docents can explain the unique Torrey Pine and what sets it apart from other pine trees. Right on the coast with some trails going down to the water. Also right next to a nice beach. Some free parking outside the park and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent every day hiking the trails that overlook the majestic Pacific Ocean. It is easy to park the car and enter this beautiful park. The trails are clearly marked to assist hikers of all levels. There is no reason to spend time in a gym. Go out and enjoy nature. Bring plenty of sunscreen and water.

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Thank LaSherm16
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve has regular sand beach, and it has a lot of spectacular beautiful ocean view hiking trail that suit for the entire family! It is a good place to enjoy the beach as well as some mild hiking sport activities!

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