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Address: 12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037-1047

A two mile hike offering great views of the bay and Pacific Ocean.

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This scenic trail that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and can be accessed either from the beach via steps or through Torrey Pines State Reserve. Along the way at strategic spots you... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

This scenic trail that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and can be accessed either from the beach via steps or through Torrey Pines State Reserve. Along the way at strategic spots you can sit on benches and soak in the view. The only disadvantage is if you encounter a runner on the narrow at times path or a loud group of... More 

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This trail is not too physical demanding, walking on firmed ground, sometimes steps up or down , sometimes walking along the bushtrees, no insects, warning about dehydration; be prepared with water ;however, there are fountain drinking water stands along most trail. It's very easily accessible by car at the start point of trail. Need a 10 minutes walk to beginning... More 

Thank jajavalB
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Wonderful hike for three of us - nine year old son and forty year old father and mother. Beautiful views and easy well-marked trails with many helpful guides along the way.

Thank John L
Stockholm, Sweden
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

A nice and easy out and back trail in Torrey Pines State Reserve. The whole hike takes about an hour, and leads out to some amazing cliffs overlooking the pacific with some incredible erosion patterns carved into the sandstone. The trail was very uncrowded prior to 10 AM, but as we were exiting the trail around 11 AM, there were... More 

1 Thank Justin G
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283 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

My guess is people are not listing this under this topic, because it should be much higher rated. Probably reviewed under Torre Pines Reserve. Anyway , park at North Beach Torre Pines. Parking along Hwy101 ocean is free but tricky later in day or weekends. Walk up the road and maps are in a box along the trail. This razor... More 

1 Thank faaradar
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is a hike that's easy enough that everyone can enjoy it. The views of the ocean are great, and if you keep your eyes open you might see some wildlife.

Thank intothevoid612
Charleston, South Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Great hike with spectacular views. If you hike at all, you would find this an easy to moderate hike. The trails are well marked and the trail was well maintained. Bring water with you as it got hot in the sun.

3 Thank Lisa M
San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2013

This is indeed our favorite hike in all of San Diego. Park at National University on a weekend, when the parking is free. Cross the road and walk down old Torrey Pines road, which is a 2-lane blacktop inside the park now (with the real road just to your left). Then go inland after about 300 feet and head towards... More 

1 Thank systemBuilder
Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2010

Took this hike a couple months ago with a friend and it was amazing! It wasn't too hard, the trails were very well maintained, and the views were out of this world! We took a couple different trails and ended up at the cliff of the beach. We chose to hike down the cliff and then walk back along the... More 

6 Thank csusmbarbie

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