Torrey Pines via Gliderport and Black's Beach Trails

MODERATE 17 reviews

Torrey Pines via Gliderport and Black's Beach Trails is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Diego, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
793 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

surfing

trail running

walking

beach

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail begins with a steep hike down the sandstone cliffs that connect the Torrey Pines Gliderport with Black’s Beach. Continue north along Black’s Beach, round the path carved into the cliff face, then walk up the stairs that connect the shore to Torrey Pines. Take the trail that loops around such sights as Yucca Point, Razor Point, and Red Butte, or feel free to explore more. Once you’ve seen your fill, return the way you came. Free parking can be found in the Torrey Pines City Park lot. NOTICE: This trail runs through the clothing optional portion of Black’s Beach.

hiking
9 days ago

I would like to say it was hiking, but it was more walking along a nude beach for most of the stretch. Be forewarned there are a ton of clothing optional ladies and gents out there, mostly gents. You will probably feel very much out of place and over dressed but once you get past the first 3 miles of nudity (mostly males) there’s a good 3 or miles of terrain trail. Let me be clear as I should have read more of these reviews before I went. It’s not really a hike as much as it is a beach walk/run with a decent terrain at the end. If you’re reading this and it’s too late and you’ve already encountered too much skin exposure for a day you can take the roads back to the trail head.
Best of luck my friends.
P.S. I gave 2 Stars because I’m still recovering from the views.
But credit to the last 3 miles of the actual hike trek there were really good views of NATURE there.

2 months ago

Beautiful views but yes be prepared to see naked people. We walked 6 miles in and out

hiking
3 months ago

Great views!

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful spot! there will be crowds, it’s popular :)

trail running
3 months ago

Dolphins, ocean, sand and nude dudes.

Nice run overall starts atop cliffs and onto the beach.

hiking
5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice and easy trail of sandy beach, beautifully ocean view from both south and north.

7 months ago

As others have mentioned, there are lots of naked people to be seen. You’re basically hiking along a lengthy nude beach. Then it can be a bit crowded with families and tourists when you reach torrey pines. That said, it’s a very scenic walk and I think, a pretty fun lil adventure.

8 months ago

This is an easy hike with a long beach walk. Be prepared to see old male genitalia since it’s a nude beach. Also, check the tide before you go. You won’t make it past the rocks when the tide is high.

8 months ago

Amazing hike, great views.

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