Torrey Pines Hiking: San Diego, California

Looking for a short, coastal hike near San Diego, California? Torrey Pines hiking trails are where you need to go!

Torrey Pines Hiking
View looking north while hiking at Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines State Reserve in Del Mar is named for the beautiful Torrey Pine trees that decorate the coastal bluffs of the state reserve. Torrey Pines hiking is good for hikers of all levels since there are several half mile to mile long loops through the park. Given the views and well kept trails, trail runners make it part of their regular routine. You’re sure to see a mix of locals getting in their daily runs, families enjoying the coastal breezes and vistas, and hikers who want to experience the coastal trails.

Hiking Torrey Pines
View of the crashing waves while hiking Torrey Pines

Hiking Trails at Torrey Pines:

  • Guy Fleming Trail: Mostly flat.
  • Parry Grove Trail: Can be steep, but has beautiful ocean vistas.
  • Beach Trail: The most popular trail. You’ll be able to hike down to the sand and dip your toes in the water!
  • Broken Hill Trail: Head back from the beach on Broken Hill if you want to see some wildflowers (in spring).
Hiking Torrey Pines
The North Grove: Guy Fleming Trail at Torrey Pines

You can explore all of them in an afternoon, and be sure to leave time to enjoy the Torrey Pines State Reserve Museum.

Torrey Pines Hiking Trails Map
Torrey Pines Hiking Trails Map,

Happy trails!


  1. Hiking Lady says:

    Thanks Rickie! There are so many beautiful hikes in Tahoe. They range from the 1 mile lookout points to the 165 mile long Tahoe Rim Trail. It will really depend on what you’re up for. I haven’t done the Tahoe Rim Trail. One of my favorite moderate hikes in the area is Eagle Falls at South Lake Tahoe. It is about 5 miles long and takes you to 3 lakes!

    btw, another San Diego hike I like is Big Laguna. It is a ways inland, and will make you feel like you’re home in Northern CA because of the beautiful pine trees and meadows!

    Happy trails!

  2. Rickie says:

    I agree to the previous comments. The map that was included is definitely a big help. I’m headed down to San Diego to visit my best friend and we are always looking for something new to try. I am from Northern Nevada area. I just started reading your blog and was curious if you have been to Reno/Tahoe area, if so, which hikes do you recommend?

  3. Hiking Lady says:

    Thank you for the feedback Donna and Bobbi C. I will be sure to include maps in all future trail reviews as I did in this write-up of Torrey Pines. Happy trails!

  4. Bobbi C says:

    Nicely done!

    A few pics and notes about the various trails sure helps us pick and choose which hikes to take.

    Thank you for your website, very informative.

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