Explore the most popular views 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.

The views are amazing but this is a very busy trail. Going down it definitely seems easy and the trail does go all the way down to the ocean with beautiful views all the way. I definitely didn’t realize how steep it was until I was in the way back up. The smooth sandy trail is too set and carved out for my taste but I assumed it was for safety and preservation I would definitely hike here again.

Very nice on a beautiful day..

Saw a lot of amazing plants.

We did this around 8am it was perfect timing. The fog came in later so we had some great views. It’s started to get crowded around 930am.

This trail has a beautiful lookout but there are a lot of steps.

Got there quite early (730am) and it was very foggy on the hike up but the temps were so mild it was perfect. The include was gradual but you get a good cardio workout.

Definitely epic views.

Best part - briskly walking the beach hoping to not get my shoes wet... which didn’t happen

Beautiful! This is ranked as easy but if it’s high tide and you can’t cut across the beach, you’ll have to go back the way you came; if you’re new to hiking, the gradual inclines will get you a bit out of breath. But still an easy, breezy hike.

Great hike any time of the year!

Great trail to bring out of state guests and friends.

Nice trail. Beautiful views!

Beautiful beach trail. Keep an eye on the tide though if you’re planning on walking back on the beach.

Parking was the only issue, so get there early. The trail was nice & easy with amazing views. The trail by itself took about an hour.

A classic and iconic trail. Simple as that.

Many sick photo ops

Easy hike, beautiful views, cool plants and terrain

Whenever my husband and I vacation in Encinitas, we go to Torrey Pines, not so much for a “workout” because the trail is really easy, but for the views! Gorgeous!

hiking
1 month ago

Really beautiful beach

easy and beautiful overlooking the ocean. some climbing good shoes suggested

We went up the hill first and walked through many of the offshoot trails before going back down along the beach. Great trail. Loved it.

Very easy trail with many different branching paths. I feel like there’s always something new to explore!

Beautiful and easy trail.

More a long stroll than a hike but nonetheless beautiful and worth it. Great views. Nice trails. Many options. Great return over the beach. Free parking street side (don’t spend $15 for the parking lot)

Super easy! But bring lots of water because there’s little to no shade on the trail! You can park at hw basin and walk up the hill to the trails and then walk the beach back to your car or you can drive up to the trail head and hike down and back up. I prefer the beach loop!

Great trail. Lots of other trail options while you’re out there. Can easily stretch this hike into 4-miles. Plenty of places to take pictures. Finishing on the beach back to the parking lot is awesome!

Breathtaking views.

A must see. This hike sealed the deal for me and my move to San Diego.

Simple to hike. If you go clockwise you will ascend up to the top of the hill in the first 2/3 mike. It’s a good climb on firm trail along side the roadway. From the top you have multiple options that take you to various vistas. All have amazing views. The beach trail will dump you out on the beach for a surprisingly short walk back to the parking lot

Or..... Take the beach first and head counterclockwise for a change. Your toughest area this direction will be the middle 1/3 as you climb steadily. Then you have the big descent down the road to end.

Check out other reviews in the app for the various side trails at Torrey Pines

walking
1 month ago

Easy, sadly all Torrey pine trees here appear to be dead. If you really want to see a Torrey pine forest, go to Santa Rosa Island.

Absolutely breathtaking. Easy walking, friendly people, amazing views and amazing weather.

The first part up the hill is meh. The viewpoints are also overrated. The walk on the beach is amazing. Also I went in the afternoon and the reflections of the canyons in the receding water were mesmerizing.

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