Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Torrey Pines Gliderport
Conditions permitting, glider riders hang at this world-famous gliding location. It’s also one of the best gliding schools in the...
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve information
Between N Torrey Pines Rd and the ocean, and from the Torrey Pines Gliderport to Del Mar, this reserve preserves the last mainland stands of the Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana), a species adapted to sparse rainfall and sandy, stony soils. Steep sandstone gullies have eroded into wonderfully textured surfaces, and the views over the ocean and north, including whale-watching, are superb. Volunteers lead nature walks on weekends and holidays. Several trails wind through the reserve and down to the beach.