Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Village is just a short hop to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, where you’ll find some of the best hiking trails in San Diego. Lace up your shoes, pack some sunscreen and drinking water, and be sure to bring your camera.
Many easy hikes under 2 miles (Razor Point, Yucca Point, Guy Fleming Trail, Parry Grove) will take about an hour to explore and offer simply breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean all year long. Beach Trail and Broken Trail are hikes with beach access and will deposit you down to the sands of cliff-lined Black’s Beach. The hiking trails are lined with gorgeous sandstone, succulents and springtime wildflowers. As you are traversing your way along, keep a close watch on the horizon where you may be lucky enough to spot gray whales or bottle-nosed dolphins splashing in the water.
La Jolla Walking Trail
Closer to the Village, the La Jolla Coast Walk Trail runs from La Jolla Shores beach to La Jolla Cove. It is easy and quite scenic. Park along Coast Blvd. The trailhead for this hike is just north to the left of the Cave Store. If you prefer to head south, follow the sidewalk that wraps around Kellogg Park and head towards the Children’s Pool, which, despite its name, is not a blue chlorine-filled rectangle but gorgeous secluded beach. Keep an eye in the ocean for harbor seals!