Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve information

La Jolla , USA
12600 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla
+1 858 755 2063
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per car $12-15
Opening hours
7:15am-sunset, visitor center 10am-4pm Oct-Apr, 9am-6pm May-Sep
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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.