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The ocean is my only medication!

Great flat trail which brings exercise and tranquility into a nice mix. Lots of plants and water foul and a great nature center that also has a free book exchange library.

Easy Hike and Beautiful Views!

nature trips
12 days ago

I love taking my 2yr old here. Its always shaded by the huge trees and always so peaceful. It's fairly easy until the steep incline/decline.

hiking
12 days ago

Super easy trail with incredible views. I enjoyed all of the markers describing the native plant life.

There are a few places to park along the trail. Its great if you're looking for something flat. there's lots of shade so its great as a trail to walk/jog on a hot or humid day. very dog friendly and relatively wide paths. only downside is that it's close to highway 5 freeway and there's some noise from that as you get closer west.

Great layout but the dry climate over the past few years has forced all of this once beautiful flowered reserve into hibernation. A few cactus blooms were evident but the rest of the coastal vegetation is mostly dry green or dead brown. The long beach strut concludes at a climbable rock formation extending into the sea, the hill climb up is a good short walk with some new erosion barriers and steps, and the ocean views get better and better at each level. Torrey Pines despite the current sad hiatus of beautiful plant growth remains one of America and California’s most stunning sites.

on Roller Coaster

hiking
18 days ago

So fun!! Went early and it was too foggy to see the harbor, but still a wonderful hike! I will definitely be back!

mountain biking
19 days ago

Bike riding. Easy with a few steep hills. Friendly people on the trail

So beautiful. Well worth it. It was our first hike we’ve ever done in San Diego. We hiked with our 10 month old in a hiking carrier and there were only a couple spots my husband needed help. Loved it.

hiking
20 days ago

I’ve always found this to be a rather enjoyable hike. One unlike many in the area, it has bountiful trees and logs along the path to sit and enjoy the area. Dog friendly which I’ve never run into issues with. And if you’re lucky you’ll come across a few swings people put up. Try them out!! Always such a fun time.

nice scenery.

23 days ago

Went 0700 and had a workout for less than 1.5 hours. Short roller coster hills it is. It gives the hiker many options of trails to hike, so boredom doesn't sink in from taking a repeat hike.

walking
23 days ago

Pleasant mellow walk along the lagoon. There use to be motorcycle tracks back in the day where the turn around point and visitor center are located today. Times change

Close to UCSD and beautiful!

Fun trail for anyone any day.

Fun hike for anyone any age

1 month ago

Get butt work out!!

hiking
1 month ago

It's a nice local suburban hike with about a 1000' gain on wide, well-marked trails. It gets better once you get to the top of Stoneridge housing development - at the first water tank - and away from the houses. Nice views once you get high enough. Can be somewhat crowded on weekends, but not too bad. Cool that you can get a climb and a view like this without having to drive too far. Nice spanning coastal views on clear days and usually pleasant breezes to cool you off once you hit the top. Cool to hit Double Peak just around sunset.

Gets fairly busy, head up early

Too many houses around during some of the trip.
Saw a coyote though so had a good experience. Moderate difficulty.

walking
1 month ago

It was a nice moderate trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Great flats and hills to practice on. Not too many people. Impossible to get lost in. Easy 5 miler.

Trails need to be marked clearer Not the worst but not the best

trail running
1 month ago

Very fun loop, some areas are a bit technical but nothing anyone can’t do. Lots of people all over the trail too.

Beautiful...

on Dana Point Beach Trail

1 month ago

Rocky. Check the tides. Glad I brought my trekking poles, made it a breeze, even w my toddler pack. Sunny, be mindful. Cool experience, no real inclination to head back though. Might be a fun/quick outing again in a couple three years.

1 month ago

love this trail for a good cardio workout. Spotted a roadrunner on last hike. Why do the dog owners put the poop in plastic bags and leave them on the trail? The poop would be better than the littering.

trail running
1 month ago

Flew in from North Carolina and immediately hit the trail. The hills hurt but it’s a great trail for running.

It was a good trek. It’s a mix of Uphill, Downhill and flat land. But watch out, there are a lot of rattle snacks (they did not harm anyone). We spotted 3 and I was going to step on 1 while I was walking. Just be more careful

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