Gates open at 7:15 am and close at Sunset.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
State Natural Reserves have outstanding or unusual natural or scenic values. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a wilderness island in an urban sea. This fragile environment is the home of our nation's rarest pine tree - Pinus torreyana. Once this tree covered a larger area. It now grows only here and on Santa Rosa Island off the coast near Santa Barbara. The park preserves not only the trees, but also one of the last salt marshes and waterfowl refuges in Southern California. The reserve features high broken cliffs and deep ravines on headlands overlooking the ocean. Hikers can follow trails through stands of wind-sculpted pines. A picturesque, pueblo-style structure that served as a restaurant when it was built in 1923 houses the visitor center, featuring interpretive displays. Picnicking and camping are prohibited in the reserve. The reserve's rich plant community features wildflowers in the spring and visitors can see the California quail gathered in coveys in the early mornings of fall and winter.
Torrey Pines State Beach can also be reached by trail from the Reserve.
Annual Passes are now sold at the entrance kiosk station operated by our concessionaire, LAZ Parking. The entrance kiosk station is open from 8:00am to approximately a 1/2 hour before sunset 365 days a year. For parking information see Torreypine.org/reserveinfo
Please click HERE for Rules and Regulations of the Reserve
Docent-Led Hikes: Every weekend day and nationally-observed holidays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Docent-Led Children’s Program: Offered September through May of the school year: First Friday morning of the month plus Tuesday and Thursday mornings, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day weeks. More information on the reservation process is available at: Group Field Trips and Hikes (Torrey Pines Docent Society)
Due to extensive damage to the trail, California State Parks will be working in conjunction with the CCC (California Conservation Corps) to repair Broken Hill Trail. During this time, the section of the North Fork trail to the Beach trail wil be closed. Areas that have been washed out will be bridged and the trail surface will be leveled and repaired. These repairs are expected to last for approximately one year. While the beach will not be accessible from these trails, the ADA upgraded South Fork trail to Broken Hill overlook will remain open. We thank you for your cooperation during this critical time.
Available Activities and Facilities at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available