Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located on the coast between La Jolla and Del Mar, San Diego. The park is home to several trails with a wide range of difficulty. Unfortunately, parking is not free. Some lucky visitors might find free parking on the beach. Those who pay to park do have the luxury of parking much closer to the trails and visitor center.
The Guy Fleming Trail is the easiest and perfect for hikers of all ages and athletic abilities, including children. It’s full of scenic overlooks and photo opportunities. This trail gives you gorgeous views without making you get a workout to get them.
The trail is a .7-mile loop, unpaved and relatively flat. The loop runs through a pine forest along the edge of the cliff, overlooking the beach. Breathtaking scenery is around every turn. The views are so spectacular you’ll almost wonder if they’re real. The twisting pine branches seem like they were stolen from a movie set; the ocean could be a green screen; the sound of crashing waves might be pre-recorded. This a great place to bring visitors from out of town if you want to show off the amazing views you have in your backyard.