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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
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Ranked #5 of 435 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.
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Beijing, China
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“surprising”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

We chose the'Beach trail' for our 2h hiking. It's really amazing to see how the rocks,cliffs,sea,beach combined. A mustpay visit in SD!

Visited August 2014
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Seattle
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Unique Landscape”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

Fun two mile hike without much elevation change. Unique terrain and vegetation. Easy access from the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Visited May 2014
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SF, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Lovely for walks”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Easy walks great vistas of the ocean and cliffs. Lots of folks out and seeing dogs and families was fun.

Visited September 2013
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“awesome”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

we drove to the park and hiked a few trails before finishing with the beach trail which ended at the beautiful expansive beach! we then were able to walk back to the parking lot via the beach, cooling off with our feet in the water. there are beautiful views from up on the hiking trails. Trails are easy to hike, you just have to watch your footing.

Visited July 2014
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Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good, could be great”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a very nice trail, which could be enhanced lot more to give a great experience to the Hikers.
There are many trails routes but many are not marked. It not easy to get lost but you may miss out on some.
Of course it is a jungle, you should expect wild life, Snakes etc. at the entrance they should inform the enterant, how to deal with them.
They have a small parking at the base, thus they tell first timers to go up to the half point and park there. When you drive up, you just lost half the hike.
I did not see a nice trail to hike from the base, many people were biking, jogging next to the road.
The other side of the cliff, is the sea. That makes the view great but it takes away from the beach. The shore line is not so great, for which i am not sure what anyone can do. But by adding couple of dollars to the entrance fee, they can use the money to mark the trails better and enhance the hiker experience.

Visited August 2014
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