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“Lovely walk”

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
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Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #9 of 461 things to do in San Diego
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went hiking with a friend. You can either lay low on the beach which is gorgeous, or you can take a walk up hill and take a look down from the cliffs. The view is beautiful and the paths are really easy. There are a couple of places to stop and sit down in benches if you wanna rest or spend some time enjoying the view. I loved seeing squirrels and lizards which were very happy to pose for pictures, they didn't mind my presence at all.
Small warning: you could encounter snakes on the way, though I dont know whether there are venomous snakes or if they're harmless. Just turn around and leave them alone like we did, no biggie. If you are concern about them, just take two secs to google what to do in case you come across one and make sure you keep your kids close so they don't try to grab one.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve to be a great place to see stunning views and have a good hike. The weather was perfect on an April afternoon and cacti were blooming along with other spring flowers. Many cars were parked at the lot down below at the entrance but we drove to the top and walked down to the various overlooks with the great ocean views which seemed like a better option because that is where the trails start. I wouldn't recommend most of these trails for small children, as they tend to be rather steep.

Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, but nice nature center.
Nice trails and amazing cliff views! Even if you don't have much time - don't skip on that! It worth it!

Thank Tallule
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the park for 4 hours, we hiked down to the beach and up again. It was a great experience and something good to do. Take water.

Thank Javier M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a gem. It's a beautiful hiking experience with the added bonus of awe-inspiring ocean views of the Pacific. There is even a beach below to relax at after a good hike, too. Several trails provide easy to moderate hiking. There's a small visitor center and museum shop at the north end.

Park for free along the water (although parking is very difficult to come by, especially on weekends any time of day) or in the lots for whatever the state parks fee is at the moment. Currently, rates are $10-20 per day depending on the day of the week (the highest prices are for weekends and holidays). State Park annual passes are just under $200, but they are good at all California State Parks. If you already have one, park for free at Torrey Pines. If not, you can buy one at the South Beach station at Torrey Pines from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.

The park is open 7:15 a.m. to sunset every day of the year. Guided nature walks are available.

Thank R. L
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