This is a state reserve, not a park, although I am unsure of the difference. Kumeyaay Indians, hunters and gathers lived in this area thousands of years ago. Best news here, apart from the scenic views, are that dogs are not allowed. Not only to protect rare plants and wildlife but to ensure no altercations occur with visitors on the narrow and rocky trails. I would recommend the Guy Fleming Trail for outstanding views of cliffs and ocean, plus an abundance of wild flowers in the spring. Probably won't see much wildlife as this reserve is poular with tourists and locals alike. Expect to see ground squirrels, lizards and rabbits. Years ago I saw birds including peregrine falcons and greater roadrunner. This place is a photographer's paradise but if you want to avoid the fee for entering this reserve, park at the beach and walk up the very steep hill. Don't forget to observe the rare torrey pine trees on the Guy Fleming Trail. Stop by historic Visitor Center if you have time. Bring no food or drinks except water.