Torrey Pines State Natural ReserveCurrently Closed
Many are surprised to find such a wild looking land so close to San Diego. These 2000 acres, facing the Pacific, are probably the best hiking spot in the city. Altogether there are about 8 miles worth of trails in eight separate trails. The most popular trails are the Guy Fleming Trail, Razor Point Trail, and Beach Trail. Check out the Torrey Pines website for in-depth information about the trails and what to expect from them.
The reserve itself is broadly divided into two parts - the cliff plateaus overlooking the ocean and the Los Penasquitos Lagoon. The sheer diversity of wildlife in these two terrains is stunning. The place is named after the Torrey pine, the rarest pine in the USA.
You will find a visitor centre and museum at the Lodge, which is also a hotel, built in 1922. Guided tours can be arranged at the Visitor Center. Ask guides for fee information.
- No alcohol or glass container allowed.
- Dogs, horses and other pets are prohibited in the reserve.
- Fire only for BBQ is allowed.
- Restrooms are at beach parking lots.
- Paid parking is available for cars entering the Reserve.
- The reserve remains open from 7:15am to sunset
- Free guided walk on weekends and holidays: 10:00am, 12:00pm (end October 1st), 2:00pm
- Bus 101 stop N Torrey Pines & State Park Reserve.
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31.79% of people who visit San Diego include Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
73.81% of people start their Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
This was one of my favorite days while in the San Diego area. This little state park is well worth the visit. The trails are amazing and the views are stunning. Many cool plants and animals to see. The beach trail is great! If you drive in it costs 20 bucks but many people just walked in. It's quit a hike walking up the half mile road to the top, but its worth it if you don't want to take your car in. If you like bird watching you will love it and from the top you can look down and see whales swimming. This park is great!
If your looking for a walk with stunning views, nature, wildlife, and the salty smell of the ocean... Look no further. This location is riddled with trails, birds, squirrels, bunnies, views, historic sights, and more. Definitely worth the visit especially if your a local in good shape for hiring. Some trails require a little experience hiking to be safe, however local fire and rescue take care of anyone who become stranded, with care and compassion.
Beautiful park. Lots and lots of people. We parked in the North posting lot which cost $15. They were not letting cars up the hill because of a train storm. The walk was not bad. Ended up being about 7 miles round trip with hitting a bunch of the trails as well as waking along the beach. A great day spent.
What an amazing place to visit! This is the reason people pay to live in southern California. Beauty is literally everywhere. The only down side is the amount of people who are also there to enjoy it. I'd recommend going early to get a place to park and the enjoy the view without constant talking and folks around. If you decide to take the trail down to the beach, be very careful. The steps are sandy and slippery.
We visited the Torrey pines on our trip and this is a great place to visit in San Diego. The history behind the park is really cool but I won't spoil it for you go read the info at the top of the observatory hill! We did all of the trails that were open and ended up doing 6 or 7 miles total. Easy hiking