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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Address: Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
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Sun - Sat 07:15 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains...

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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Freaking awesome place to go hiking. Stayed at the Torrey Pines Hilton, which allowed us to walk there. Spent quite some time walking along the paths. The views are incredible... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Freaking awesome place to go hiking. Stayed at the Torrey Pines Hilton, which allowed us to walk there. Spent quite some time walking along the paths. The views are incredible and worth the hike alone. The hiking itself is great, as there are well fenced paths. There is water erosion all along the dirt paths, which is pretty significant in... More 

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Martinez, California, United States
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

After having read so many glowing reviews I was expecting an amazing place.It's not amazing, but given its urban surrounds it is a remarkable slice of old wild coastline. It is undoubtedly a wonderful retreat for the locals and a delightful find for tourists who might stumble across this place. But objectively there are FAR better examples of the various... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Tricky to find even with GPS. Its at the bottom of the hill on Torrey Pines Road before crossing the bridge. As soon as the GPS says you have arrived you may have missed the entrance. It requires a sharp left and there is a small wooden sign. Pay the entrance fee and drive up the hill to find parking.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

If you love the ocean, gorgeous landscape and beach then don't do yourself the disservice of not going to Torrey Pines.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Sometimes eclipsed by other attractions, the Torrey Pines State reserve has amazing trails that go to the beach from the top of the hill. Located by the Torrey Pines Golf Course, Torrey Pines state reserve has one of the rarest Pine trees in full display (The Torrey Pine). It's a great way to see what the San Diego Coastline looked... More 

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Barcelona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

It is an oasis in quiet San Diego. Nice views, quiet, a bit hard to get to if you are not driving, but worth the trouble.

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

You can hike on the beach, hike the bluffs from the upper lot or even hike the relatively uknown "annex" that is north of Carmel Valley Road. All 3 hikes are great.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Great hiking, beach area and gorgeous views of the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Lot of great photo spots with beautiful skies as you watch the waves either come crashing in or gently lap - depending on the day! Perfect overlooks for a picnic or hike down to the beach.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2015

One of the most breathtaking places I've visited. I hiked and then walked the beach for hours. It's magic!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a gorgeous area of San Diego! You can drive to the top & park for $10 or you can hike up the road and venture off to the trails from there. I drove to the top then hiked around, eventually leading down to Torrey Pines Beach. At the base of the trail, when you first reach the beach,... More 

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