Last updated: May 5, 2021
Torrey Pines Hike
View one of the rarest pines in the world, the Torrey pine. Torrey pines occur naturally in only two locations in the world—on the cool, fog drenched northeastern slopes of Becher’s Bay and just north of San Diego. The easier, moderate route allows visitors to view the pines along the flat Coastal Road. The strenuous route follows the loop trail to the top of the grove, providing spectacular views. For the best route take the loop trail up the western edge of the grove, along the top, and down the steep, eastern side of the grove. For an easier, more gradual descent, follow the road down to Southeast Anchorage.
Distance: 5 miles to base of pines; 7.5 miles via the loop trail (both are round trip from pier)
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous