La Jolla Shores to Torrey Pines Beach

Del Mar, California 92014

La Jolla Shores to Torrey Pines Beach

La Jolla Shores to Torrey Pines Beach Professional Guide

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"There are only a few places along the Southern California coastline where you can hike for miles and not see roads, railroad tracks, powerlines, or other signs of civilization. The Torrey Pines beaches are one such place. Here, for 3 or 4 miles, cliffs front the shoreline and cut off the sights and sounds of the world beyond."

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"There are only a few places along the Southern California coastline where you can hike for miles in a single direction and not catch sight of a highway, railroad tracks, powerlines, houses, or other signs of civilization. The Torrey Pines beaches are one such place. Here, for a space of about 3 miles, sharp cliffs front the shoreline and cut off the sights and sounds of the world beyond. Plan to do this beach walk at low tide. High tides—especially in winter—could force you to walk on cobbles at the base of the cliffs or oblige you to wade in the surf. Beach sand is often carried away by the scouring action of the winter waves, but is usually replenished by currents as summer approaches."

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Trail Information

Del Mar
Nearby City
5
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2½ hours
Duration
All year
Season
La Jolla
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute La Jolla and Del Mar
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