Parry Grove Trail in Whitaker Garden is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near La Jolla, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
The Parry Grove trail is a short loop that starts on the side of the Torrey Pines Park Road, across from the stairs leading to High Point. Starting from the trailhead, walk through the Whitaker Garden area, where you will find the names of many plants in the area. The loop part of the trail is a steep descent down to the grove with a bench that with nice views over the shrubs and ocean.
This is one of the many trails at Torrey Pines. The trail is a small loop good for a warm up. There is a small set of stairs once you enter and the rest of the trail is roped off. The trail has a good view of the beach as well as the cliffs. The only reason I have it four stars is because after comparing it to Guy Fleming, the trail is actually a little less ace ice (believe it or not).
Make sure to bring $10 if you would like to park at the top of the cliff, and use the restrooms before hand!
The newly reopened Parry Grove trail is short, easy and delightful. Last time I was on it i saw a pair of California Quails. Another time there was a plein air oil painter set up who I had a long conversation with (since I am a painter too) This small inner loop is a nice add especially if you plan to do the large loop from the lower or upper parking lot. They did a very nice job improving the trail and adding the many raw stone steps. A beautiful oceanl view to gaze at or to watch the whales from in the winter.