Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego

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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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  • You'll need to pull into the south end of the beach...I parked at the top ($20 to park). The trails were well marked and reminded me in parts of Bryce Canyon; rugged, sharp, red. I would definitely... 
    You'll need to pull into the south end of the beach...I parked at the top ($20 to park). The trails were well marked and reminded me in parts of Bryce Canyon; rugged, sharp, red. I would definitely...  more »
  • There's really no hike quite like Torrey Pines. You can hike here any time of year and the views are breathtaking. It's a great workout, but not too difficult or steep if you're looking for something....  more
    There's really no hike quite like Torrey Pines. You can hike here any time of year and the views are breathtaking. It's a great workout, but not too difficult or steep if you're looking for something....  more »
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  • We took our family that just flew in from Germany to take in these beautiful views. They loved it. A lot of people where there. The views are stunning. Weather wise was perfect for the hike. Parking is $25 and the line seemed to move extremely slow. But it’s definitely worth going. But I believe there is parking outside if you are lucky and patient enough to keep driving around.
  • This state Park is amazing, never gets old. I don't mind paying a $20 fee to park at the gate, well worth it. Great customer service, clean trail, clean beach and plenty restroom... Loll... Please note, no dogs aloud, but again it is a great experience... A little over 2 miles if you take the beach pathway or over 4 miles if you decide to walk up to the beach then go back up towards "the road" or Torrey pines lodge. They have done an incredible job by adding a new trail and fixing the stairs going down the beach. 5 star hike by the water.

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