Torrey Pines Beach Trail Loop [CLOSED]

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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines Beach Trail Loop [CLOSED] is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Del Mar, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and sea kayaking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 364 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

running

beach

partially paved

views

closed

no shade

no dogs

NOTE: The Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is under a full closure currently due to COVID-19. There is no public access to this area. Please check here for updates: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=657 Parking: $20 Hike down the beach and then up the trail while stopping at several viewpoints along the way for rest. Please note that trails, particularly the steeper Broken Hill, Razor Point, and Beach Trails, are generally closed in the event of rain to prevent soil erosion. Check the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve page for further information.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing view! Hike up a hill then down a hill to the water. Amazing beach, average difficulty hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Took my family! Everyone enjoyed it!

hiking
2 months ago

Upper parking lot closed during coronavirus. Still available along beach. Not too many people.

hiking
2 months ago

busy, most likely because everyone is trying to get out and about right now. Nice, easy to follow trail. Park outside of the gates so that you can save $20. Beautiful ocean views.

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closed
2 months ago

Trails in the park were mostly closed due to rain.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful ocean views and a nice easy hike!

Love Torrey pines! Kid friendly, nice wide paths...

hiking
2 months ago

This is an absolutely beautiful area! Since this was only 2 1/2 miles, I decided to do all the loops within the reserve totaling just over 6 miles. Perfect area for beginners to start trail running.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful!

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rocky
3 months ago

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3 months ago

beautiful views and terrain. fairly easy. crazy busy so no privacy and tough to find parking.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful but TOO MANY PEOPLE

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rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

How can you not love this trail. The views are spectacular.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with million dollar views. Heavily trafficked. But still worth it.

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bugs
3 months ago

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no shade
3 months ago

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bugs
3 months ago

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no shade
3 months ago

fee
flooded
rocky
3 months ago

Well maintained and marked. This hike offers stunning views of the oceanfront and San Diego's rocky coastline. Check high tide times before going, however, as the beach portion of the hike is almost inaccessible during high tide.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a mellow hike with beautiful views of the ocean. I recently made a youtube video to help guide you and give you the 411 before heading there for your next hiking adventure:) Link: https://youtu.be/67wbduhu10M

hiking
4 months ago

Did this hike yesterday with a good friend. Amazing view of the ocean at the top. We parked down the road to avoid too much traffic and parking fees. Pretty crowded however everyone was very polite. One downside was the hike up was on the road so one must be aware cars going up and down the mountain. Overall a very wonderful challenging hike to start the New Year.

hiking
4 months ago

San Diego is such a beautiful city and is still considered home to me. One of the beauties of San Diego is Torrey Pines State Reserve. The views, climate, and landscape is amazing. There's a total of 8 short trails in Torrey Pines. The most popular trails are Guy Fleming Trail, High Point Trail, Razor Point, and Beach Trail. Guy Fleming Trail is the first trail and offers a complete view of the beach and the ocean. High Point Trail is the highest point in the park, but the views aren't great since it's more in land and covered by trees. Razor Point is the longest trail at about 1.5 miles in length. Beach Trail leads to the beach. There is no wrong way to experience Torrey Pines State Reserve. A lot people park at the top of Torrey Pines to avoid walking up the steep hill from the parking lot. The best way to experience this hike is to park at the bottom of the hill and sprint as fast as you can up the hill until you get to the Guy Fleming trail, walk back down, and then repeat. That's my advice to all the freaks of nature that do HIIT and is looking for a good sweat. For the rest of us, I suggest parking at the bottom and walking up. The hill is steep and is toughest part of this hike. But once you get passed the Guy Fleming Trail, everything is pretty much simple. All trails are marked and the views of the Pacific is simply breathtaking. TIP #1: Parking fee is between $10-15 depending on the season. There's free parking outside of the park and it's about 100 yards from the entrance. But it fills up quick. TIP #2: Don't try to be cool and create your own trails. Stay on all marked trails to prevent any erosion to the park. TIP #3: Whales can be seen during whale season if the visibility is good.

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of families, perfect spots for watching wildlife and picnics

hiking
4 months ago

Not sure which trail we were on, I think the Beach Trail going down from the West Overlook? Parked in a residential side street and found the trailhead between two homes. We did NOT know what we were taking on as we just had our tennis shoes and one bottle of water. It was a run yet pretty rugged trail. Beautiful views!

hiking
4 months ago

This is my fav

hiking
4 months ago

This is a trail I do often because it’s so easy and relaxing to do. The beginning might feel tough because it’s one giant incline, but once you make it up to the start of all of the different trails, you’re good to go. You get such spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean on any of the trails you take here and you can take one down to the beach once you’re ready to end your day. It can get hot here during the summer months, so make sure you’ve got your sunscreen on and have at least 3L of water with you!

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