Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego: Hours, Address, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
4.5
State Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails
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7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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terrib9591
Beavercreek, OH15 contributions
Apr 2022
It was super foggy during our visit and therefore not very crowded. I'm sure it was a nice area if only the weather would have cooperated
Written 23 June 2022
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ebony195
New York City, NY33 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
The park has a rugged, natural look with beautiful views of the pacific. I visited on a very cloudy day unfortunately but it was still enjoyable. You will need good walking/hiking shoes to really explore the trails.
Try to visit on a clear day, you will not be disappointed. I will definitely visit again when I'm on the west coast.
Written 14 June 2022
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Kimberly A
Baton Rouge, LA3 contributions
May 2022
I'm not a hiker, but I loved the Guy Fleming Trail. It was the highlight of the trip. The views can't be beat!
Written 17 May 2022
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Cathy G
Rostraver, PA39 contributions
Mar 2022
If you like to hike, you have to hike at Torrey Pines! Go on a clear day when you can see the beautiful ocean from the top of the cliffs. I once even saw a beached whale. It gets busy on weekends, so if possible, go during the week.
Written 15 May 2022
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urbanguy
Richmond, VA4 293 contributions
Apr 2022
I had read so much about the Guy Fleming Trail that it became a "must" for us. No disappointments there. Great views while strolling through a number of different habitats: scrub, chaparral, and woodland.

After, we walked the beach and enjoyed looking at the sculpted cliffs. The beach rocks wee interesting, as we do not have them on the east coast, at least at the many beaches that I've been to.
Written 9 May 2022
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Bryan S
3 contributions
May 2022
Lots of scenery and views of the ocean. The hikes range from easy walking to some difficult terrain. Come prepared with good boots and water bottles. You will be glad you did.
Written 9 May 2022
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Michelle G
6 contributions
Nov 2021
This is a good location if you enjoy hiking that is still close to the city and has good scenery. The reserve is home to the Torrey Pine, which is a species that is only found near the San Diego coast.
Written 24 April 2022
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Katie G
Cedar Rapids, IA40 contributions
Mar 2022
I convinced my family of 6 to go take the Guy Flemming Trail in the Torrey Pines nature preserve and it was worth every minute!! Our family is not typically the "hiking family" type or the "camping family" type, but we really had a great time walking the Guy Flemming Trail here. It was a beautiful day, and the views were fantastic. Our kids range in age of 9, 7, 4, and 2 and honestly, our younger two did better than our older two (our oldest is becoming a pre-teen so wasn't overly thrilled with our idea of a hike, and maybe that's because we had just done Legoland the day before and he wanted to go back, LOL). The road up the hill to the trail was closed to cars, so we all had to walk up it, that was probably the worst part of the "experience" as the younger kids got tired easily on the hill. Understandable. Next time we would consider using a carry-pack for the younger one and strap her on one of us as we didn't bring a stroller (and it really wasn't feasible). But once we got to the start of the trail, she did great walking the pathway for part and riding on one of our backs for the other part. Afterwards, we got back to our car (paid for parking), and regrouped and then explored the beautiful beach at the bottom. It was truly an amazing day for our family.
Written 21 March 2022
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ElainefromPA
Gilbertsville, PA25 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Every time we are in town we hit this park. Hard to believe how convenient it is with such a dramatic landscape. Incredible views.
Written 12 March 2022
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GetawayGangAlberta
Alberta, Canada273 contributions
Feb 2022
There are many things to do here. It has both great beaches and miles of walking trails. The bathrooms were clean and there is a picnic area
Written 20 February 2022
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