Slowly but surely I am crossing off the many adventures I want to go on while I am working down here in San Diego. This week my goal was to go on an exciting and beautiful hike. So I decided to go to Torrey Pines. This looked like one of the most unique hikes in San Diego and didn’t seem to challenging or hard to find! I am so happy I went.
First I looked up information on how to find the hikes. Which routes are the best etc. I found this guy HikingGuy.com who has A TON of clear info on hikes around the area and his map shared pictures, gear advice, parking tips legit everything. Im obsessed! 😉 Hey hiking guy https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/hiking-san-diego/torrey-pines-hike/
I don’t want to copy everything the awesome hiking guy shared with me…check out the link it will be a lot more clear. But I wanted to share what I brought and which trails I enjoyed…Maybe because he is names hiking guy…but there were a lot of signs about rattlesnakes…don’t let this scare you, but just make sure you stay aware on the path and definitely do not stray off the paths that they are given. Snakes will more than likely be in those areas!
Before Leaving Apartment Pack:
Snacks (See my Summertime Snack Essentials… they all make life better)
Sunscreen (and actually put it on)
Tennis Shoes (Loose gravel so no open toed shoes)
I wore leggings because there are plants and brush that is sometimes along the path and I hate when they scratch you
Good Music ( See my Summer Playlist…its amaze)
First. Torrey Pines address to use: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, 12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA, 92037, USA.
Once arrive at reserve pay Cash $15 to the attendant for an all day pass….you can also walk up the hill and not pay…
Second. Drive up the hill (if you paid..if you didn’t youre walking up the hill..mazel) past the entrance gate and enter the first parking area on your right with the BEACH TRAIL listed on the fence. There are restrooms in this area and a large map that tells you if any trails are closed etc. Below is a pdf link to the trail (thanks hiking guy)
Once you’ve parked and applied your sunscreen and assessed the hike board simply follow the signs all the way down to the beach trail. Throughout your journey there will be little lookouts and rocks to climb on that I highly recommend. It is truly beautiful!
WARNING** not a legit warning but just stay mindful throughout the hike looking for rattlesnakes and more toward the end there are some steep stairs. All fitness levels would be completely find doing this hike and like anything you can go at your own speed, but just be careful on the stairs and on the rocks towards the end.