Directions and Maps

How to get to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located on the coast between La Jolla and Del Mar, California, at the northwest edge of the City of San Diego.

From Interstate 5 South, exit on Carmel Valley Road and drive west for 1.5 miles.

  • road_map_03State Beach and Los Peñasquitos Lagoon
    Near the west end of Carmel Valley Road, you will reach the entrance of the North Beach parking lot which is a popular access point for the State beach and Los Peñasquitos Lagoon.

  • Main Reserve Area and State Beach
    From the North Beach parking lot on Carmel Valley Road, continue driving west to the light at North Torrey Pines Road (historic Coast Highway 101). Turn left and proceed south along the beach for about a mile to the Reserve's South Beach entry, 12600 N. Torrey Pines Road. Park here to hike along the beach.

  • Visitor Center (Lodge)
    From the Reserve's South Beach entry, take the internal road up the hill to the Visitor Center (Lodge).
From Interstate 5 North, exit on Genesee Avenue and drive west for 0.8 mile to North Torrey Pines Road. Continue north for 2.5 miles.
You will descend a long grade through the park, with the lagoon and beach soon visible. At the bottom of the hill, turn left to enter the South Beach lot. Park here, or continue up the hill to the Visitor Center.
 
 
Day use fee is $10-$15 per vehicle (demand-based pricing) without a valid annual pass.
 

How to get to the Extension

West of I-5 on Del Mar Heights Road, turn south on Boquita Drive, left on Cordero Road, and right on Mira Montana Drive. Continue to the parking area at the end of Mira Montana.

Trail Maps

For a guide to the trails of the Upper Mesa

Download the pdf

For a guide to the trails of the Extension

Download the pdf

GIS Map of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Map

Torrey Pines Association

P.O. Box 345
La Jolla, CA 92038