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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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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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12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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Reviewed yesterday

The gate fee was $20 per vehicle in December 2018. You'll see MANY people park on the road directly outside the park and walk in to avoid the fee. You can either a) walk on the beach to the stairs and then walk up into...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jsmooney
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited this place as part of my San Diego tour with my family. We stopped here for a quick photoshoot. We really loved this place. There are few trails for hiking to get better view of cliffs. One of the best place to take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deepakg8756
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just on the edge of town past the golf course. Wonderful views of the ocean with trails leading down to the beach

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davepC9342IE
Reviewed 4 days ago

A little ways away from the hustle and bustle, but well worth the effort. This place is serene. If you get yourself even further away from the people you can find trails with nobody around, and even end up on a quiet part of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This nature reserve has everything going for it and was a crowded busy place on a weekday in November. The parking fee is steep but that is not a deterrent and worth it for supporting this little piece of nature on the coast. The native...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Camassia
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are many trails for Torrey Pines but there is a relatively easy one that will lead you right down to the beach (go slow down the descent) and it's absolutely beautiful! Make sure to bring a small backpack, your phone/camera, sunscreen, a hat, water,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LaVitaEBella7
Reviewed 6 days ago

I can walk to this location from my house and I do so regularly. The trails can be a bit uneven and bumpy, so be sure to wear tennis shoes. There are spectacular views of the ocean and rock formations and trees. The wildflowers around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Delmarbeachwalker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Torrey Pines State park. We parked in the lot at the bottom & walked along the beach. We then drove up to the top where there is a visitor's center & small gift shop. The guides were very informative...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MommamurphyFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked along the beach taking in the scenery which was breathtaking! After a bit we drove up to the visitors center to learn more about the reserve and its history. We did take a short hike down one of the nature trails but it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank erinontheroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful well kept reserve. Trails have limited access with young ones. It was our first visit. We would have appreciated guidance and map from the parking lot attendant as we were left to figure it out for ourselves. We enjoyed the sights from the top...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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19 August 2018|
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Response from Minh V | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the Uber to drop off nearby where you enter and pay to park. From there you can hike the trails or just go for a stroll on the beach
5 June 2018|
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Response from lornef123 | 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