Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Hiking in the Torrey Pines State Reserve

Two men hiking
Photo by David Marcu on Unsplash

Brian Borg of San Diego has worked as a human resources and risk management professional for nearly two decades. In his free time, Brian Borg enjoys taking day hikes in popular San Diego County locations, including Torrey Pines State Reserve. 

A coastal state park situated near the community of La Jolla, California, Torrey Pines State Reserve is the perfect destination for those who enjoy both hiking and relaxing at the beach. The six hiking trails found in the park vary in length and difficulty, meaning there is a hike for all ages and ability levels.

Those in the mood for a relaxing, scenic hike will want to check out the Guy Fleming Trail. This 2/3-mile loop is relatively flat and easy, but it features two great lookout points with panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding landscape. Despite its short length, the Guy Fleming Trail also features the greatest diversity of plant life found throughout the reserve. 

If you're looking for more of a workout, you'll want to hit the Broken Hill Trail. This trail is made up of two paths—one 1.2 miles and one 1.3 miles—and each offers a somewhat strenuous, uphill climb. Once you reach heightened points on the trail, however, your hard work will be rewarded with great views of the beautiful reserve land below.