Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego

4.8
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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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  • Beautiful well kept reserve. Trails have limited access with young ones. It was our first visit. We would have appreciated guidance and map from the parking lot attendant as we were left to figure it ...  more »
  • The reserve was a great place to spend an afternoon. The visitor centre is small but staff are very helpful. There is a nature trail that is not challenging but great for a variety of ages and fitness...  more »
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  • If you are in San Diego for vacation, please make time to visit here. The staff is friendly, helpful, and they had some neat educational stuff going on while we visited. There are also free guided tours during certain times of the day. The beach is nice. Some of the hiking is good for all ages with great views! Paths are clearly marked where and where not to go. Also Torrey Pines is the rarest pine in North America! It is amazing to see how the cliffs have formed and there are plenty of informational signs that go more in depth about the lands, plants, and animals in that area. Definitely worth the visit and the price of admission.
  • Beautiful place to watch the Sunset! However, We arrived at 6:50 PM and Parking was $20 and Closed at 8PM. It's been My favorite beach for most of My Life. I never minded paying for Parking because They really keep it clean and have shower's n bathrooms. But, I just felt that was too much money for the Parking that late in the evening. Otherwise, I'd have given it 5 star's for cleanliness and a place to park. Enjoy the rest of the Summer Season it's a beautiful Beach to take a long walk. (if time permits)

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