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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Address: Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
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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 Spot To Hike

Visited this spot for a morning hike. Very beautiful. Not too difficult at all and offers some of the best views of the ocean in San Diego. Can't go wrong.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 6, 2015
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Indio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited this spot for a morning hike. Very beautiful. Not too difficult at all and offers some of the best views of the ocean in San Diego. Can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place to relax on the beach or if feeling adventurous go on a hike!!!! Plenty to do here! You could spend the entire day!

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed this park on two different days, one for hiking and one for beaching. We like to hike and the trails around the visitors center are nice, but busy. This area is not very secluded but still worthwhile considering the proximity to the urban area. The beach is pretty and the waves are fun. Those seeking a beach bar... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a great place for hiking, some hills and then you get rewarded with awesome views, especially for sunset. Or just go down on the beach to enjoy the ocean. A wonderful place. There are fees to park, but if you find a space on the nearby streets you can enjoy it all for free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

For a So Cal park, this area is singular because in certain spots you feel like you're in a forest. Some vistas have a northern Cali feel. Then there are other spots with unusual rock formations or interesting plants. All against the backdrop of the stunning beach and ocean. There are trails galore that can give you a good work... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

We hike in the preserve all the time. If you hike north of the state beach, you will find no people and a myriad of trails. The are is beautiful but it is hot in the summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

I was here on a weekday and paid $12 parking. I think it's $15 on the weekend. On the weekday there was plenty of parking at the top. If parking at the bottom but going up to see the trees, be aware that it's a pretty long, steep route. Do your best to come at a less crowded time, which... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Today we visited this amazing beach. Such a natural spot with easy to walk on sand. If you had a senior with you or little kids, this beach is great because the sand is packed. There are no concession stands, just washrooms. This beach is super clean and very very long. You can take a lovely stroll. We also found... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

Torrey Pines features a hilltop hiking preserve with glorious views of sculpted rocks above and the beach below. The beach is gently sloped, with clear rolling surf, and is located at the base of breathtaking yellow rock cliffs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great place to visit for beach trails. A little slippery, so good for most folks, but would be hard for people with mobility or balance issues. Features the rare torrey pine and sandy trails with grret photo ops.

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