Torrey Pines - Red Butte, Yucca Point, and Razor Point

MODERATE 183 reviews

Torrey Pines - Red Butte, Yucca Point, and Razor Point is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near La Jolla, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.5 miles
209 feet

kid friendly



nature trips

scenic driving

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

This hike combines Red Butte, the Yucca Point Trail, and the Razor Point Trail. You will see lots of wildlife, plants, and of course the wonderful and rare Torrey Pines. Enjoy the breeze, smell the flowers, and plan to spend at least half a day here.

18 days ago

beautiful. it's pretty short to get out to the cliffs and back, but you can combine a lot of different trails to get in 4 to 6 miles if you want

1 month ago

Amazing views

1 month ago

Parked in the lower lot not knowing there is a 2nd lot up top. No big deal but we were short on time having to catch a flight so would have preferred doing more on top then schlepping up the Park Road. All was good though as we took in the Scripps Overlook then went down to Razor Point vea the Butte. Traversed over to Yucca Point which was great too then returned via the West Overlook and the Park Road. I guess I wasn't thinking straight since we could have gone down the Beach Trail and returned via the beach in probably the same time. Oh well, will be back to this park at some point to finish things up!!

1 month ago

Arrived at 8:30 AM and paid our $15 at the ranger station. Watch out for walkers on the road up to the upper lot. For a weekend morning, there were only 2 other cars in the upper lot. The restrooms were out of order, so they have several portable toilets set up. The trails were moderately crowded when we started, and very crowded by the time we finished. Weather and views were beautiful. On our way back to the trail head we saw signs for rattlesnakes - luckily we did not see any. After our hike we visited the small nature center. Watch out for even more walkers on the road on the way down. Luckily we found a spot in the lower lot to use the flush toilets and explore the beach. There's also a picnic area with shaded tables.

2 months ago

Crossed paths with a rattlesnake on razor trail last week

2 months ago

No dogs allowed :/

3 months ago

Best hike in San Diego!

4 months ago

Crowded but beautiful with tide pools down by the beach.

4 months ago

Easy and beautiful

9 months ago

Very heavily trafficked. Pretty views

11 months ago

Very easy and pretty trail system. Go early to avoid crowds.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Great view and nice walk back in the beach

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

We found some parking down in front of the beach, parking is 15 flat during the week and 20 during the weekend if you park in the lot. No dogs (we found this out yesterday when we tried to bring him) but still a very enjoyable trail. I don't think it's really "moderate" maybe more like easy-moderate, the trails are very well maintained. The view here is a five star! Just wanted a little more difficulty and maybe cheaper parking in the lot, but we really had a good time.

Friday, April 07, 2017

We hiked the red butte trail down to the beach.
The view was amazing
the steps got very very steep
towards the bottom and i had to sit on my behind
because there were no handrails
and the sands were wet and slippery
i came down them but i did not go
back up them
we walked the beach instead and headed to the
lifegard tower and went up the road.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nice place. Very simple hike.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Beautiful and lots to choose from. Jogging is nice too.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Great place to spend the morning. The views were gorgeous and the terrain is easy to traverse.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This trail provided some easily traversed and sometimes narrow obstacles of mostly Desert vegetation. Views were spectacular and worth the hike down to the beach from there it was a quick walk along the shoreline back to our car.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wow... the views here were so scenic. Truly amazing.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

absolutely love this trail system. foot traffic can be heavy at times. easy walks along the cliffs of torrey pines. you can't beat the views from the top. always a good breeze. end your hike with following the trail down to the beach for a nice walk along the ocean back to your car. $12 to park which I'm not a fan.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Amazing views!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Amazing views!

Friday, April 29, 2016


Friday, April 22, 2016

Everything thing about these trail is awesome! you can park for free on street or pay for parking lot.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Overall it's eaay, there is a 1000 foot elevation gain on the loop but overall it's scenic and a nice way to get a little sweat going

Friday, January 15, 2016

Beautiful Views! Loved It!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Awesome hike in the Pines on a bluff right above the ocean. Took the dog and we really had a good time.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Enjoyable hike with some very interesting scenery and beautiful views of the ocean.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fell in love with this place today. Very easy to find. One thing you need to know is the website says it's $10 for parking but that's for winter time when the temperature drops. right now, and for the summer, it's $12.50. But you can park right at the bottom by the beach, or follow the road up to the top to the ranger station/parking lot. From there we walked down to the Guy Flemming trail, which is all flat with slight incline, amazing coastal views, loads of Torrey pines. The next trail up is the Parry Groves, keep in mind you have to go down 118 stone steps to start the trail which loops right back around back to the steps to go back up. There are a 3-4 more trails but we were too tired. The ranger station is fascinating and educational with their taxidermy animals. We ended the day walking along the beach.

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