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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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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 migrating birds.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beach trail” (159 reviews)
“great hike” (101 reviews)
“razor point” (74 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:15 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-755-2063
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the park and hiked all of the trails near the visitor center. We were only about three hours. The walk down to the ocean was really enjoyable. Moderate short hike with a pretty good size hill.

Thank J H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes. I do the longest from the Torrey Pines golf course (I park on the road East of golf course) and walk to the trail. I hike down to beach, walk the beach until the bathrooms. Then walk back...More

Thank DynamicDeebytheSea
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't know what to expect and where to start but you can't go wrong with any trail. All of them had amazing views. I highly recommend the beach hike and be prepared for breath taking views. Wish we had more time to do more...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for my Birthday and no regrets were had. Its a beautiful place to be. Great Hikes, breathtaking views, glider port entertainment, and nature's gifts all around. This won't disappoint.

Thank Gretchen L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views for sunset! Went about 30 minutes before sunset but didn't want to pay for a day use pass so we parked on the hill and walked to the cliffs. No beach access from up that high but the landscape is phenomenal!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunrise, sunset, mid afternoon. The ideal San Diego hike to Torrey Pines beach. Not challenging. Go at your own pace. Should take 90 minutes to make the entire circle (including the final walk along the beach to the parking lot again. Parking is a bit...More

Thank Johnnybgude
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike was beautiful and a nice workout, as well! The scenery is magnificent, especially at the top overlooking the beach and the ocean! I am very much into photography and the photos I took here are amazing. All in all, a proper treat for...More

Thank Millivist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we hike at the bottom the beach and then drove to the top of torry pines reserve and hike around the top, u must stop in the reserve house and listen to a short 17 minute video about Torry pines...im not giving away her secrets...worth...More

Thank PapaKMichigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can go back in time with the Torrey Pines Trail hikes. It's unspoiled by technology and development. Beautiful scenery and natural landscapes. I almost hate to review it because I love going there when there are fewer people. The more word gets out about...More

Thank 4chrisryan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only briefly visited the location to check it out while in town for a business trip. If you come from the south (mission bay) you will need turn right after the bridge to get into the parking lot under the bridge. The cliffs are...More

1  Thank Ashley C
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20 August 2017|
Response from SsllyUSA2005 | Reviewed this property |
I like the beaches of Del Mar and La Jolla. La Jolla is very easy to walk, to eat, to walk to the beach. Hotels in La Jolla are T La Jolla Cove Suites, Best Western Plus Inn by the Sea, The Grand Colonial, La Valencia. These... More
20 August 2017|
Response from 1010Reggie | Reviewed this property |
The drive to Delmar beach is only about 20 minutes and well worth it if you have a car. Tried other beaches on different trips and Delmar is the front-runner, for good reason.😃
8 August 2017|
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Response from Tammy C | Reviewed this property |
I haven't Uber-ed there but with that being said, it's easy to get there by car so it shouldn't be a problem. Just make sure the driver drops you near the beach before the park entry (next to a big parking lot). Good... More