Broken Hill Trail is a hiking trail in San Diego, California. It is within Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 344 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 344 feet. The trail ends near the Flat Rock.
Broken Hill Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Broken Hill Trails are the longest trails in Torrey Pines State Park. The North and South Forks form a loop, then join and head down to the beach at Flat Rock. Both trails cross the rolling, chaparral-covered coastal bluffs along the drier section of the reserve. A short detour leads to the Broken Hill Overlook, a 300-foot escarpment with a view into the desert-looking badlands of Ladder Canyon. From the 350-foot terrace, the trail zigzags through a deep sandstone ravine to the sandy beach pocket with offshore rocks, tidepools, and Flat Rock."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast (Day Hike Books).
"Broken Hill Trail is considered the premier trail at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Scenic overlooks and access to Torrey Pines State Beach are all part of this hike. The surroundings offer little cover, and the hike can be moderately steep at some points. The trail intersects Razor Point Trail at the beach and ties into the trail to Blacks Beach. The wind-sculpted hills offer unique terrain."
--Lynn Goya and Alexander Goya, Best Hikes Near San Diego (Falcon Guides).
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