Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Pretty comfortable and excellent view. Recommended for beginners.

I used to do this hike 3 times a week when I lived in Del Mar, it’s absolutely beautiful. You get the best of both worlds w the canyon and the beach plus the elevation is descent so you get great views of sd from the top. It gets really crowded on weekends though so I reccommend a weekday or really early weekend (6-8am)

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rocky
8 days ago

118 steps down can be challenging during peak times, but still easy. Views are delightful.

Beautiful views! The trials were crowded and busy so go early if you can.

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closed
16 days ago

Beach side of the trail is closed until mid-November!

This is the beach run from TP to Delmar . Awesome run. I love it . Dropped my phone for the second time since I own it. Last weekend dropped it in mud n water up on torrey pines hiking lol today lost it on beach. Ran back to Delmar didn’t find it , ran back half way to TP n found it exactly where I realized I lost it lol. Still Works .

on Parry Grove Trail

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23 days ago

Nice views, not too difficult, lots of overlooks, only downer was the beach access was closed from up top so we couldn’t complete the loop.

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23 days ago

There was no beach access.

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1 month ago

Nice recently maintained trail.

Parking can get packed, unless you pay to park $20 all day no biggy, it goes towards the park. Hike then go to the beach for a picnic! The hike itself is nice wear comfy hiking shoes, take water. There are bathrooms upper and lower parts. The beach stairs are OUT, No beach access unless you go off trail and slide/climb down. Going up is pretty steep, if you continue the trail, be prepared for steep coming back up. No stroller access. wear pants, the trail has bushes and cactuses sticking out so be careful. Ticks awareness and snakes. Beautiful hike and nice starter. have fun!!

You do this trail for the views and the beach, not necessarily the challenge. It was an easy hike as stated and the beach stairs had been removed on the south side of the park. I climbed down the rocks part of the way and inevitably jumped the rest of the way. This wasn't recommended and the lifeguard who happened to be in a jeep nearby was not thrilled. It was worth the walk on the beach! This is a great 1 hour loop and I would do it again. 4 stars only because the stairs were out. Parking was $15 and put you right at the bottom of the hill. I did this clockwise in order to catch the sunset on the way down the beach.

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off trail
1 month ago

Stairs on some trails can be challenging, great views of the beach and landscape.

Fun hike with amazing views the entire time. A lot of different little trails meander through the hillside. Pretty easy and great just for the views. Also fun to hike the trails then hike back along the beach to the parking lot.

Can’t access beach as stairs are currently closed for repairs, meaning you can’t do the loop. Half the trail is on the side of the road. Overcrowded. Expensive to park.

Overcrowded, but nice views.

Stunning views! And a nice moderate level. Lots of people, and hard to find parking without paying the $15, but everyone is nice and it is well worth the effort!

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no shade
1 month ago

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1 month ago

This is a great little trail. Like most of Torrey Pines trails it takes you by the ocean within the loop. I think the key point for this one is there are 118 rock steps that take you down to the trail.If you feel comfortable doing this, you should be good to go. Also I recommend wearing proper shoes. The rocks can be slippery with the sand on top of them.

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1 month ago

Great views, easy trail for anyone who can handle the 100 steps down and up. Good for all fitness levels.

great views, fresh air, plenty of people on the 'trails', great hike to bring friends.

Stairs to beach access closed. We came at about 2 pm and it was pretty crowded on the trails. The view and outlook points are stunning. The trails are nicely kept! I recommended this hike for the views. Parking is $20.

Beautiful hike. Stairs leading to the beach have been removed for repairs so you can not access the beach right now.

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1 month ago

Beautiful views, well maintained trail. It is open again so everyone enjoy!

a little crowded on the lower parts

A very enjoyable hike. From trailhead, walked through Guy Fleming trail, Red Butte, Yucca Point and hiked down to the shoreline. Watching sunset was an added bonus. All of these factors make hiking in Torrey Pines more relaxing and worthwhile!

Enjoyable, easy trail that offered views of the cliffs and Pacific Ocean. The hardest part is the first mile. Mostly uphill, but it flattens out when you reach the top. The second part is all downhill with great views of the ocean. There’s a few scenic lookouts that can be accessed via the downhill trail. The third part is all beach.

Torrey Pines was absolutely breathtaking! We had a group of 39 including kiddos & older ones. The hike was fairly easy & the older ones expressed that it wasn’t too difficult. Once we looped around, we went down to the water & took a dip. Although finding the lodge to park was difficult, I know for next time! I would definitely go again.

Beautiful views, especially the overlooks (there were plenty and I enjoyed the razor point overlook a lot). Beach trail ended up literally on the beach potentially in the water, so wear appropriate shoes.

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