Torrey Pines Hike + Brunch @ BJ's Restaurant/Brewery

  • October 26, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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SLIGHT CHANGE REGARDING THE BRUNCH PART- I have changed the brunch location to BJ's Restaurant/Brewhouse. This place has a variety of choices and is more wallet friendly :) Not too far away either. They open at 10:00AM. 

Address is given below-please plug that into your GPS or use this:

Driving directions to BJ's from Torrey Pines Parking lot:
Head north on Torrey pines park Rd toward Callan Rd
Take the 1st right onto Callan Rd
Turn right to merge onto N Torrey Pines Rd
Continue onto Genesee Ave
Take the ramp onto I-5 S
Take the La Jolla Village Dr exit
Turn right onto La Jolla Village Dr 
Take the 1st left onto Villa La Jolla Dr
Turn left to stay on Villa La Jolla Dr  ---- Destination will be on the right. You'll see a Whole Foods Market also in this same shopping plaza.

Optional after-hike brunch @ BJ's Restaurant/Brewhouse
8873 Villa La Jolla Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Check out the menu at


Join me for a brisk walk (8 miles) on the well maintained trails of Torrey Pines Reserve and the serene stretch of Black's and Torrey Pines beach set against soaring 300 ft cliffs. Luckily, tide will be low and I'm looking forward to a beautiful hike on the beach.

Hiking is more fun when you get a chance to know your fellow hikers and trade tall stories - so let's get together for an after-hike brunch at BJ's restaurant on Villa La Jolla Dr. Please indicate in your RSVP whether or not you're in for brunch. 

We will meet at 7:55 AM, do the introductions, and leave at 8:00 AM.
If you plan on using the restroom facility in the parking area, kindly arrive early enough so that you don't hold up the rest of the hikers.

This hike has been cross posted with other groups.

Hike details: We will hike down the Broken hill trail towards the beach, walk South along the beach (if tide level permits) past Blacks beach and then turn around and walk North until we come up to the main access road (Torrey Pines Park Rd). Here we will stop to accommodate those who need to use the restroom facility. We will continue up on Torrey Pines Park Rd which is slightly steep, take a short detour to the Guy Fleming trail which loops back to Torrey Pines Park Rd and walk back to the parking lot.

Pace: Moderate. 
Distance: About 8 miles.
Approximate hiking time : About 2 1/2 to 3 hours, depending on your pace.
Tide: Low tide at 9:41 AM

Note: If you want to hike at a pace faster or slower than the majority of the group, you are welcome to do so and I will assume that you are familiar with the place and absolutely fine with returning on your own to the parking lot.


Meeting spot: We will meet near the fence at the North end of the Torrey Pines Golf Course parking lot.  The parking lot is to the west of N. Torrey Pines Rd  and at the intersection of Callan Rd and N. Torrey Pines Rd. Additional street side parking is available on Callan Rd.

Hiking Essentials: Water, light snack and a light jacket. Highly recommend shoes with good traction because parts of the hike will be on dirt. 
Water fountain located near the restrooms and also on the Guy Fleming trail.

From Interstate 5 Traveling North:

Exit Genesee Avenue and turn left (West)
Stay on Genesee Avenue as it curves to the right (North) and becomes North
Torrey Pines Road
Look for large green Golf Course sign on the right after Science Park Way.
Turn right at sign and follow curve under North Torrey Pines; this is Callan Rd.
At stop sign, turn right and find a parking space at the end near the driving range.

From Interstate 5 Traveling South:
Exit Carmel Valley Road and turn right (Heading West).
Follow Carmel Valley Rd until it dead ends at Camino Del Mar/ N. Torrey Pines Rd. Turn left onto Camino Del Mar which becomes N. Torrey Pines Rd.
Proceed up the hill past the Torrey Pines Golf Course Driving Range. Exit at the green "Torrey Pines Course/ The Lodge" sign on your right. 
Turn right at the stop sign on Callan Rd and then make an immediate right after the stop sign at the Torrey Pines Lodge. 
Turn right into the parking lot, and park at the end near the driving range.

Disclaimer: You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on this hike and any event posted by the San Diego Day Hikers Hiking group. No organizer of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. You accept all risks when you rsvp "yes" and show up to participate for this event or any other event. If you decide to break away from the group you are responsible for your own safe return.

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  • Diane

    Great. First time hike with this group. Loved it and will go again. Thanks

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to those who shared the beautiful hike and brunch fun with me today. I had a great time as always.

    October 26, 2013

  • Jean

    I could not join today one of my friends is sick. I really wanted to join. I'm expecting Next events ;)

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can still come, even though I'm waitlisted right?

    October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      you're in. See you at Torrey Pines.

      October 25, 2013

  • Leonardo H.

    Hello all!

    October 24, 2013

  • Natalie

    Sorry to miss this hike. We're looking forward to the upcoming hikes and hoping to attend soon!

    October 24, 2013

  • Ryan

    I'm in

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Approx. prices for The Grill items- Breakfast items (very filling, btw) $9-12; Juices/coffee $3-5; Sandwiches - $10-14; Salads $13-15. Hope that helps. The Lodge is a 5 star hotel and The Grill is their "casual" eatery :) The view from the patio is beautiful.

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Jean

    I 'll join the brunch.

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Requesting all those attending the hike to let me know if you're in or out for the brunch part.

    October 21, 2013

  • Diane

    I will join you for the hike but not for brunch. Can't wait!

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please indicate whether or not you want to stay for brunch. I'd like to get a head count.

    October 20, 2013

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