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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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Beautiful hike

I walked up from the parking lot at the beach to the top and took the Beach Trail hike. It was beautiful and very peaceful. Do not make the mistake I made, which is input the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked up from the parking lot at the beach to the top and took the Beach Trail hike. It was beautiful and very peaceful. Do not make the mistake I made, which is input the Lodge at Torrey Pines (which is next to the expensive golf course). The hike starts across from Torrey Pines Lodge which you can drive... More 

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

Because of the parking issue, I usually am forced to pay for parking down at the Torrey Pines State Beach, then walk up the hill to get to the park. You can walk back along the beach though, which is a nice walk.

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Torrey Pines is one of those rare things for a city to possess - stunning views that aren't so crowded you're waiting in line to see them. To make a great day of Torrey Pines, I would choose either the top to bottom or bottom to top hike. If you can arrange two cars with a friend even better, leave... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We parked at the top which was a good move rather than hiking up the hill from the beach parking lot. I was hoping to see more Torrey pines than what is at the park. There is no shade on the hike. The trails are nice and usually wide enough to pass people. The beach is beautiful and refreshing after... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

have you ever wondered to have a place to go to with the ocean and mountains views together? well, here it is. the park offers a number of different level and length of trails in the little hill overlook the pacific ocean. one of the lower short trail, offers a great view with benches , great place for sunset. i... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a great family beach, it can be a little busy, but we enjoyed it twice this year. The waves were great for boogie boarding and my kids liked the water enough to swim in it. The beach was clean, bring your umbrella, book and relax!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I live here and always bring visitors to Torrey Pines Park. Be sure to go to the Visitor Center/Museum and ask them to play the video of the history of the park. It is proceless.

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1 Thank Anne v
San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unique Torrey Pines trees, No other place on earth. Great hiking, beach walks, and nature walks. Great for quiet strolls on the beach.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my personal favorite places to hike. Many different trails from easy to hard. Nature at it's finest, untouched. You can see from La Jolla to Carlsbad and miles out to sea! I took a church group up this past weekend who won the event at an auction. Every single person raved about the State Park and the beauty.

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Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love scenic hikes and this is a good one! We were staying at the Lodge and walked from there to one of the beach trails. It's lovely scenery but GEESH the walk back up the hills are not easy! I highly recommend going down to the beach tho...and at low tide you can walk the beach all the way... More 

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