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Ways to Experience Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

This place is spectacular! Make sure you bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a hat, a camera, and water with you. There are many paths to walk along that are clearly marked, but, not an easy trek. You have to watch your step as the paths are not even. It's too bad though because you're too busy watching your step to be able to take in the incredible views without stopping. If you're planning on covering all the paths to all the lookout points be prepared to walk for hours. There is no shade to hide under. The views are spectacular! Everytime we got to a lookout point we could see the next one and wanted to go there. So, we did and it was worth it!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

This is such a good place to spend a few hours. There are 5 different trails that you can take. We did all 5 and it took us about 3h with stops for photos and even spending some time at the beach. There is a lot of walking involved so take some water and snacks with you. If you like nature and beautiful scenery then this is a must do. You can park for free on Carmel Valley Road but then you still have to walk and climb for about 20 minutes to get to the first trail (Guy Fleming trail).

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

The sand wasn't great here and had to climb over rocks to get to the beach. $15 to park for the day. Facilities near parking lot and lifeguards on duty. Pretty views.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

I went with my best friend and her kids when her son had to go for a school project. It was fascinating to hear about how the Torrey Pine got its name, and how it reproduces (hint-fire is involved). We walked one of the trails, and the vista of the ocean and the beach from the bluff was just stunning!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019

One of the most beautiful panoramic views of coastal San Diego. if you can't walk too much be sure to park up top or have someone drop you off. There's a lot of walking if you park down on the 101. If it's sunny, then you will be warm and bring water. Lots of trails and some are easier than others.

Date of experience: July 2019
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