Easy Dayhike (5 miles, less than 500 feet elevation change)
Sierra Club Rating: E5A (more info under Pages tab).
Limit 12 hikers.
Join us for a morning meandering through the trails of Torrey Pines Natural Reserve, where we will explore the flora and take in the views from various points within this beautiful coastal state park. We'll start from the South Beach parking lot and venture up the road to explore several trails, taking in sweeping ocean vistas along the way. We will also discuss the significance of the Torrey Pine, the rarest pine tree in the country.
Meet at 8:45am (so we can start at 9) at the restrooms within the South Beach pay parking lot at the base of the Reserve. Arrive early to find free parking along the beach, or pay $15 to park in the South Beach lot. Plan on 2.5-3 hours total; we will hike at a moderate/conversational pace. Bring sun protection, 1 liter of water (there are places to fill up your water bottle along the trail), a snack and 10 essentials. No dogs allowed in the Reserve.
Sign-In and Waiver required at trailhead and is posted for review under “more” “files. We practice Leave No Trace trail principles and have a Stay Together Policy, which is available for review on the Pages tab.