A stretch of rugged coastline amid urban San Diego County, Torrey Pines Natural Reserve will transport you to wilder world. Home to (and named for) the rarest pine species in the U.S., the park is one of only two remaining native habitats for the trees. Time seems to have stood still on these windswept plateaus, cliffs, and beaches, and the land and native plants looks as they did when the native Kumeyaay people inhabited these shores. Hike the park’s eight miles of trails and get away from it all. Sunbathe on the expansive beach. Watch migratory waterfowl and shorebirds frolick in Los Penasquitos lagoon. See bursts of native wildflowers in early spring. Catch glimpses of migrating whales from the bluffs in the winter. Escape the pace of urban life in this peaceful and natural place.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a wilderness island in an urban sea. This fragile environment is the home of our nation's rarest pine tree—Pinus torreyana. Once this tree covered a larger area. It now grows only here and on Santa Rosa Island off the coast near Santa Barbara.
Torrey Pines and More Nearby
North Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, California 92037