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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Hiking and Nature, Beach
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12600 North Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 755-2063
https://torreypine.org/
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One of only two places on the California coast where these gnarled, once nearly extinct specimens grow, visitors will witness more than 3000 Torrey Pines in this untamed 2000-acre reserve. You will ... Read more
also see cliffs, mesas, canyons, beaches and wetlands. Discover eight trails ranging from a 20-minute walk to a two-hour hike. Trail maps are available at the Visitor's Lodge, where you'll also find a modest natural history museum (complete with souvenir shop). Despite the shade, it can be hot in the summer - bring your own water. See website for maps, online resources and more. Open daily from 8 a.m.

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Local from San Diego

Upon arrival, there are three main parking lots: One at the bottom of the hill (fee), street parking right next to the water (free), and a further parking lot across the street (also free). There is additional street parking in the neighborhood across from the further parking lot. This hike is medium difficulty because of the initial hill starting at the bottom of the reserve. After the hill, some trails are flat and others are more steep leading down to the water from the top of the hike. There are many trails to choose from. The views are amazing. On a clear sunny day, the water is a beautify turquoise blue. A must-do hike for locals and tourists.

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Beautiful and scenic hike that is not too difficult! Right on the coastline and you can walk back along the beach!

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Kansas City

Beautiful drive and amazing views. It’s a little steep for little ones to get down to the water

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Local from San Diego

This is a great place to hike and be by the water. Amazing views and a great place to meditate and have a good time.

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Local from San Diego

Here is a Good Trail for you or Any Family or Friends!!! This Trail Is Fairly easy and as you are going on Trail you will notice there is other Trails you can take . But the views from on top of rocks are amazing !! You can see the Beautiful Beach and waters from the Top !!! Please Remember to bring enough water and Snacks !! Overall good Trail and I shall return and enjoy more!! Broken Hill is one of there popular Trails so feel free to Try !!!

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Local from San Diego

A beautiful place to hike! Can get a little crowded on the weekends so it can be hard to find free parking but definitely worth the views.

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Monett

The most beautiful State Park that I have ever been to! Family friendly, wonderful beach views and outlets. It does get quite crowded on the weekend.

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Local from San Diego

Spectacular views of the coastline with many coastal trails throughout the reserve to explore. Home to 3,000 of the nations rarest pine tree, the Torrey Pine. The reserve covers 2,000 acres of coastal area with incredible views and an interesting historical park ranger reserve where effort to preserve the native plants and wild life is featured. Great accessible hiking.

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Palm Beach Gardens

Hike the bluffs for some breathtaking views of the Pacific! Then head down the beach trail a steep, sometimes rocky path down to the ocean. Careful of high tide.

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Washington, D.C.

Fun hikes down to the beach, note it gets crowded on the weekend. Sturdy footwear better than flipflops.

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Beautiful area with numerous short hiking trails, overlooking the Pacific. NO DOGS ALLOWED!

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Local from San Diego

Nice walk with beautiful views. Not a challenging hike at all, great for families. You can start at the beach and end up on it too. Lots of interesting plant life. Love Torrey Pines!

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Local from Oceanside

One of my favorite places to watch the sunset. There are so many great hikes as well

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Santa Clara

Torrey Pines is great for cliff side coastal hiking. You also get to view hang gliders coasting along the cliffs.

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Local from San Diego

Beautiful and challenging place to hike or job hike. It's especially nice in the winter myst.

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Beautiful place to walk around and see the ocean. Not an advanced hiking trail, but it is fun to hike with friends!

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Local from Carlsbad

This is a beautiful hike and isn't too hard. At the end you can walk back on the beach and gives this hike a perfect ending!

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Los Angeles

Words cannot adequately describe the view atop the State Reserve, and while the photos are very beautiful it's definitely a place where you need to see for yourself. There are several hiking trails but the Guy Flemings trail is an easy with majestic views of the ocean. It's definitely a worthwhile pit-stop before hitting the more mainstream SD attractions.

TIP: I made the mistake to park in the Torrey Pines State Beach lot ($15 parking) as it was almost a 2 mile walk up a 45 degree incline. Oy!

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Local from Oceanside

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a wilderness island in an urban sea. The park preserves not only the trees, but also one of the last salt marshes and waterfowl refuges in Southern California. The reserve features high broken cliffs and deep ravines on headlands overlooking the ocean. Hikers can follow trails through stands of wind-sculpted pines. A picturesque, pueblo-style structure that served as a restaurant when it was built in 1923 houses the visitor center, featuring interpretive displays. Picnicking and camping are prohibited in the reserve. The reserve's rich plant community features wildflowers in the spring and visitors can see the California quail gathered in coveys in the early mornings of fall and winter.

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Local from San Diego

Great spot for a little beach fun or an easy hike. Park up the hill for a couple bucks if things are busy!

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