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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego

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#1 of 513 in Wildlife in California
State Park · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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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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  • Wrong address? With this address Apple Maps took us to the driveway of a golf course’s cart storage lot. Did not see any trail or public parking. 
    Wrong address? With this address Apple Maps took us to the driveway of a golf course’s cart storage lot. Did not see any trail or public parking.  more »
  • Small charge to enter and park at the top of the reserve, this is where the toilets are but bear in mind they're pretty grim - go beforehand and then hold it in! Plenty of trails to choose from, all.....  more
    Small charge to enter and park at the top of the reserve, this is where the toilets are but bear in mind they're pretty grim - go beforehand and then hold it in! Plenty of trails to choose from, all.....  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.
  • One of the most amazing spots in San Diego County with beautiful trails and stunning views. Watch the most spectacular sunsets, while dolphins are chasing the waves below. Intricate sandstone shapes created by the water and wind give this park a unique charm and the indigenous plants and flowers are an attraction of their own. Walk all the way down to the beach and enjoy the waive-carved colorful rocks. To avoid paying for parking and admission, park across from the golf course and walk to the park. Portable toilets are available and are always kept nice and clean. Don't leave San Diego without visiting Torrey Pines!

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