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“Great park, but no picnic except at ocean beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
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$90.00*
and up
Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 410 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
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great park, but no picnic except at ocean beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went for a hike to the ocean. Great park and well maintained. Enjoyed the views and terrain - walk to the ocean if you have a couple of hours to spend and see the beach. Interestingly, we couldn't eat our picnic lunch unless we went to the beach. Also of note, found a clothing optional beach to the south when walking along the ocean - FYI so you are aware.

Visited August 2014
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“surprising”
5 of 5 stars 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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“Unique Landscape”
4 of 5 stars 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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“Lovely for walks”
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“awesome”
5 of 5 stars 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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