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“Hiking with a View”

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
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$90.00*
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Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 451 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 3, 2014

So many good trails that give you excellent exercise while watching the ocean and challenging trails up and down well taken care of paths. Starting at the top you can walk all the way down to the waters edge, down the beach and back to the top again in one big circle. About 5 miles. Nice trip.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

I thought the reserve was beautiful but it would have been nice to be able to get there from our hotel directly. We stayed at the Hilton but seemed to be that the long way around was the only way to get to the reserve. Don't miss the gliderport that's close by.

Thank GboroMomGoes
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was here with my kids. I stayed at the nearby Hilton. Drove over and checked out the beach and then drove up to the top of the overlooks. Truly spectacular. I enjoyed it a lot and will go back if the opportunity presents itself.

Thank LostALot22
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Located next to the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, the Torrey Pines Reseve is one of my favorite places to hike in San Diego County. The ocean views are spectacular. The Reserve carefully maintains the native vegetation with the help of dedicated docent volunteers. We often start at the south upper level of the park, hike down to the ocean, then walk north on the beach and back up the steep hill to the Reserve. Check the tide report first. Be sure to stop at the visitor's center to see it's exhibits on the area's floral and fauna. One interesting fact concerns the narrow road inside the park -- it was once highway 101 and the route between San Diego to Los Angeles.

Thank slasbury
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Whenever we have friends or family in town we go to the park. My favourite spot is Yucca Point with a view from La Jolla to Oceanside. It always changes with the seasons and the time of day. I prefer the spectacular sun sets that make the cliffs glow. If you are lucky you can observe dolphins and even whales during the winter months.
We love hiking the various trails, sometimes we go down to the beach and walk back towards Del Mar. If you want to park inside the park there is a fee. There are 2 parkings, one close to the beach and another one up in the reserve. You can also try finding a spot outside and hike up on the road.

Thank Barbara S
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