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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

#5 of 439 things to do in San Diego Features Animals
12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“beach trail” (158 reviews)
“great hike” (99 reviews)
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12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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Reviewed February 4, 2016

Torrey Pines is one of our favorite places in San Diego. We like it so much we are lifetime members. The cliffs are beautiful and the hikes are exceptional for a place so close to urban areas. If you are lucky you may see dolphins,...More

Thank Ben I
Reviewed February 4, 2016

I love Torrey Pines. I know it well because I often come here to hike before work (if I can wake up early enough). If you get there really early, you can probably park for free on the street. Otherwise there are a couple paid...More

1  Thank heatherh0p
Reviewed February 3, 2016

You pay a small fee to drive your car to the parking lot, or up to the top of the hill (which I do...so my main hike will be up high where I can see ocean). There are 2 or 3 main trails and each...More

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed February 3, 2016

Great place to hike while in the area. You park at the beach in a public lot ($12 cash only) and then start to hike up a steep paved incline. Once you get to the top, there are several trails that branch out and you...More

1  Thank jennifer_noble
Reviewed February 3, 2016

This is what its all about. Getting some exercise and enjoying the beauty of nature. We walked up to the highest point near the visitors center and then headed straight back toward the golf course. We followed the trail down to the coast and walked...More

Thank EricandShannon
Reviewed February 1, 2016

Wow. Towering cliff of sand above the beach. Parking even in January when we were there is at a premium.

Thank gerleg12
Reviewed February 1, 2016

Torrey Pines offers great walking trails with views of the ocean within the arroyo landscape. Great place to see birds and a large variety of plant life. Very natural setting.

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed February 1, 2016

Stopped by on our way back from a driving tour. The waves were really high. Nice breezy day. There are several different trails that meet different levels of ability. Nice to be able to see the ocean while you hike/walk. No fee to enter.

Thank amybandersen
Reviewed January 31, 2016

They have some excellent trails that take you through the cliffs and gardens of this unique coastal vegetation. There are moderate and easy walks of different lengths. There is an interesting display at the "Lodge" that explains the history of the park and why it...More

Thank steveFromHealsburg
Reviewed January 30, 2016

We spent a pleasant few hours exploring some of the trails along the cliffs and water. On a January morning in Saturday it was quite crowded. Most people seem to park down by the entrance gate and walk the main road up to the visitors...More

Thank framgal
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Response from Sally P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can Uber there. They will drop you off at the front gate to the park and you will not pay for parking to be dropped off. No problem to be picked you by Uber etc. It is a State Park and all locals know where it is... More