Welcome to the Torrey Pines Association

...guarding San Diego's priceless heritage, Torrey Pines ... permanently.

Discover, enjoy, and protect Torrey Pines by becoming a member of TPA, the nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to preserving native habitat and increasing appreciation for Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve!

Parry Grove Opening

After a very special inaugural walk for TPA donors, Parry Grove Trail is now open.
Work on the Parry Grove Trail is complete, thanks to the support of Torrey Pines Association members (especially a major anonymous donor!), Torrey Pines Docent Society, and the hard work of California State Parks.

Three group of TPA donors led by Docents were the first to walk this historic trail after its thorough restoration. Their generous donations will go toward future trail maintenance in the Reserve. Stay tuned for photos,  the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 15 and more Parry Grove tours!


TPA's 65th Annual Meeting

TPA's 65th Annual Meeting took place on Sunday, February 22. Despite the rain and the Academy Awards, the Martin Johnson House was full to the brim.

Guest speaker Walter Munk's lively talk about "The Grand Canyons of La Jolla" captivated the audience. Walter's first hand account on his pioneer work in tidal predicting and the D-Day landing will be on our minds long after his talk.

Many members took the opportunity and signed up for the highly anticipated Parry Grove maiden hike on Thursday, February 26.

Thank you for your support!

Update: Torrey Pines Bluff

Those of us know the "story of the cliffs" are well-aware of their constant state of erosion. The heaps of sandstone rubble at the cliff's base is evidence enough to stay back and let nature take its course.
Recently, however, a large chunk of cliff was perioulsy attached above an area near Flat Rock where hikers had to navigate close to the cliff. Rangers decided to take it down as a safety measure, and did so succesfully, Friday, February 6. TPA asked Jim Karnik, a film maker responsible for many of our educational videos, to be on site. We will share his footage when it becomes available.

Trail Updates

Good news! ADA compliance upgrades are completed: This project upgraded 3,825 feet of existing trails to make them more accessible. The upgrades provide access to the Whitaker Garden Overlook, West Overlook, Discovery Trail and a new overlook on the South Fork Broken Hill Trail.
Broken Hill Trail: Trail repair is ongoing. The trail will remain open during erosion repairs, but be cautious of the unstable footing.  The Beach Trail is an alternative route.
Parry Grove Trail: Stay tuned for updates!

The North Beach parking lot will be closed to public parking 2/5/15 – 2/8/15. Please use the South Beach parking lot for beach access.

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Torrey Pines Association

P.O. Box 345
La Jolla, CA 92038