HIKING SAN DIEGO: Torrey Pines State Park
LOCATION: Off Camino Del Mar, Del Mar
MAP + INFO: TORREY PINES STATE PARK
PARKING: If you’re lucky, you’ll find street parking; $15-$20 in one of two paid lots
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy
APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours
The 2,000 acre Torrey Pines State Park (“natural reserve” to be exact) is home to five trails meandering along one of the most picturesque sections of Pacific Ocean coastline in northern San Diego County.
While you’re traipsing the trails, you’ll be treated to sandstone bluffs, the rarest pine tree in the U.S. (possibly the planet), surfable waves, and bird-filled lagoons—alongside lots of other people. The views will have your heart beating faster than the terrain, so if you’re looking for a cardio workout, bring your running shoes or a bathing suit.
You can’t come here and not have a picnic—bring your own or gamble on a food truck being in the parking lot. Whatever you do, do not forget your camera.