My husband and I were here in summer of 2014. I think you can start the hike right at the entrance of the reserve, but we drove to the top where you can pick up a map. We slowly made our way down to the...More
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About Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
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Torrey Pines State Reserve offers numerous hiking trails, some short and easy, others longer with elevation loss and gain. It is right on the the cliff over the Pacific Ocean between the picturesque beach towns of Del Mar and La Jolla. It is one of...More
This is a lovely beach with enough isolation from civilization for you to feel 'out there' considering the proximity to the heart of San Diego. Consider parking up the hill and taking the moderately strenuous but relatively short hike to the beach. We were able...More
Torrey pines is a great place to walk and enjoy some of the beauty of southern CA. go all the way to the beach as it's a nice spot - great photo opportunities
My wife and I hiked here in January and enjoyed it. Great views and moderate hiking. Lots of hills, but nothing too steep or challenging. We arrived on a Saturday morning about 9:30 am and were surprised to find the upper parking lot already full....More
We thoroughly enjoyed our hike through Torrey Pines State Reserve. Was the perfect amount of hiking and scenery we were looking for on our So Cal trip. Kids loved exploring the tide pools and we loved the amazing views.
It even has a local support group because it is a really beautiful setting. Hard to get the free parking outside -- surfers grab them -- and so it helps to have a State Park permit that makes the parking free. After that you are...More
This is definitely my favorite hiking destination and the views are breathtaking. Whether you feel like a challenging hike or just a stroll on the top to one of the outlook points or down on the beach along the water, it is always spectacular!
I love taking non-locals or hiking beginners here. It is a beautiful easy hike that ends up at the beach. The rock formations are beautiful and so are the lookout points.