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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
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Ranked #5 of 442 things to do in San Diego
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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 25, 2014

Really beautiful vistas, but we went on a Sunday, so there were LOTS of people. The trails are well maintained, but it's more like a nice walk than a serious hike. They don't allow food or drink, so no picnicing.

Thank Patty W
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went down to the Reserve about 7 pm one evening to see the sunset. There were no parking spaces along the beach, so we ended up in the parking lot. $15 on a Saturday evening to pay for 1 hour's parking seemed exorbitant. The parking lot closes their gate at 8 pm. We enjoyed our stroll along the beach, playing in the water and watching the sun go down.

Thank ABQ-D
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

The reserve has a number of treks that you can make & they are all pretty easy, nothing too strenuous. We went mid week & it was quite busy so my guess is on the weekend it would be very busy but non the less the views are lovely & you can walk down to the beach as well. You may even get to see a rattlesnake, although we didn't! The visitor centre is small but interesting. Makes a nice outing for a few hours.

Thank David C
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

It is hard to expound upon the subject line of this post. The reserve has great vistas with cliffs overlooking the sea. Sunset was beautiful.

Probably because of the terrible drought in California the park itself was quite dead looking, mostly brown brush.

Parking on hill top is expensive, $15.

Thank Keith S
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Climbed down to Black Beach.If you can do it, it's a lot of fun and a lovely beach!!!!!I took my sneakers off for the climb back up-saw all the surfers with no shoes and it was easy.

Thank pshack
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