Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego

4.8
The 809 hectares (2,000 acres) of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve make up one of the wildest stretches of land on the southern Californian coast. The state park offers eight different trails so you can choose the length, difficulty, and scenery that suit you best. For the most diverse scenery, take the Guy Fleming trail, the easiest of the eight. Animal lovers can look for bobcats, foxes, rabbits, and even whales off the coast in some seasons. To enjoy a picnic, you need to head to the beach below via the beach trail because the park forbids food and drink other than water. Bring plenty of water with you; you cannot buy any here. Plan my day in San Diego using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • It is a perfect spot for a weekend afternoon. You can go for a short hike up the mountain, and then hike back on the beach. Cool cliffs to take pictures.  more »
  • We spent 2 hours and walked through every open trail in the reserve. They don't allow dogs, and there is a $15 parking fee, but it's worth it. Each trail offers something different and the ocean breez...  more »
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  • Wow! I was transported. I had no expectations when I decided to go, but what a great decision. With the super blooms happening this year, it made it even that much more spectacular. The views were beautiful. The trials were good. The rains made the hike interesting, if you have foot issues, there are plenty of resting spots. If you hike up the road, watch for cars. The parking is $25, but if you have the state park pass, you are good. There's much roadside parking, if you don't mind the extra hike.
  • Excellent free park. We parked on the beach north of the park to avoid the $20 parking fee & hiked up the mountain. The path is steep but smooth & very walkable. There are bathrooms at the base of the cliff near the beach with a vending machine & water station. There are water fountains located throughout the park. Easy trails with excellent visibility but little shade so be prepared with a hat & sunscreen.
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