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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Open today: 7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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Reviewed today

We started at the entrance, hiked up and exited thru the beach. The first hill is a little challenging but doable. I'm a 48yo and very out of shape but I was able to handle the hill just fine. A little out of breath but...More

Thank ChavSanti
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing views and has many trails to hike. Many gardens too and you can stop at many look out points to enjoy the scenery. We didn’t pay for parking as we found one near the beach so make sure you go early morning. Would love...More

Thank gatchae
Reviewed yesterday

We Ubered to the entrance to Torrey Pines and had a lovely morning hiking the various trails. The trails were well labelled and weren't too strenuous. We were fortunate enough to be able to see some dolphins while we were along one of the viewpoints....More

Thank Banhwagon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn’t enter the park. We visited the beach in the front of the park. The beach is beautiful. We were lucky to find a free parking space on the street. The sand is nice and water is clear.

Thank BangkokSachse
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been to this natural reserve many times and have always said that if I had one last run this would be the place I would take it. There are many different trails you can run or hike and you can enter the reserve...More

Thank kuehnklausm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went close to sunset and walked on the beach and hiked. The hike is fairly easy and doesn't take that long. We were on the beach at sunset. I highly recommend going at sunset, because it is breathtaking. It's $20 to park, but the...More

Thank Staci B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We hiked one of the many trails from our the Lodge at Torrey Pines. It took us about 1.5 hours door-to-door...we hiked down to the beach and was a great workout coming back up! Make sure to bring water...

Thank chericpa
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an easy, short hike with beautiful views and overlooks. We didn't have a lot of time to explore the entire reserve so this was a great option. We got lucky and found a free parking spot, but it does get crowded and to park...More

Thank Sunnydays4ever82
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are one who enjoys sightseeing and hiking then this venue is for you. Take your bathing suit, hiking boots and a camera. Magnificent views, spectacular hiking area. A must for anyone who travels to Del Mar / La Jolla and surrounding area of...More

1  Thank Blogconnoisseur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Featuring endless trails, beautiful views, and the beloved Torrey Pine trees, this stop is not be missed by any nature enthusiast passing through the area. Parking is pretty expensive, but if you don't mind walking there are a good number of free parking options not...More

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5 June 2018|
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Response from lorne f | Reviewed this property |
It can be done
19 March 2018|
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Response from docholiday174 | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s 10-15$ to get a car into the state park. No fee to picnic. That being said it’s not much of an easy walk to the beach with picnic gear. The park is up high altitude wise where you walk down to the beach. I... More
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18 February 2018|
Response from Christine S | Reviewed this property |
They do not.