Torrey Pines State Reserve


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Torrey Pines State Reserve


Location:North of San Diego, between La Jolla and Del Mar.
Facilities:Hiking trails, interpretive trail (é), visitor center (é), exhibits (é), restrooms (é).
Activities:Nature study, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Reserve is home of North America's rarest pine tree, Pinus torreyana, which grows only here and on Santa Rosa Island off the coast near Santa Barbara. The reserve also protects the last salt marshes and waterfowl refuges in Southern California.
Address:c/o San Diego Coast District
12600 N Torrey Pines Rd
San Diego, CA 92121

Phone:858-755-2063
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=657
Size: 1,461 acres.

See other parks in California.
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The author would like to thank Melvin and Ellen Sweet of La Jolla for their research and photographic assistance, and Bill Mennell, San Diego Coast District recreational specialist, Darren Smith, the district's environmental scientist, and Bob Wohl, former superintendent of Torrey Pines State Reserve, for their comments and suggestions.
Longtime resident Pat Welsh, a nationally known garden writer and local civic beautification and arts activist, calls the beach and the open-space parks of Crest Canyon and Torrey Pines State Reserve Del Mar's "buffer zone."
Torrey Pines State Reserve. Main entrance south of Del Mar off N.
No engine noise mars the silence--there's only the distant sound of waves breaking 350 feet below on the beaches of San Diego's Torrey Pines State Reserve. Well, there's also the occasional whistle as pilots signal to alert each other of their whereabouts.
Walking along the windswept bluffs of Torrey Pines State Reserve, you get an unmistakable sense of having arrived at a special place.