Hiking Torrey Pines Beach Trail Loop

August 26, 2020

I finally did it! I got my man to go on a hike with me!!  If its an activity that doesn’t involve two wheels, I usually get the eye roll. Lol.

Torrey Pines is one of my favorite places to hike in San Diego. It’s coastal, has several different trails to choose from and my favorite coffee spot, Bird Rock, is close by.  Today we decided to do the Beach Trail Loop just in case I had the urge to jump in the water.  Hiking Torrey Pines Beach Trail Loop gives you a little bit of everything; inland trails, beach access, and a little bit of climbing to get the heart rate going.  The Beach Trail is only 2.3 miles and is rated moderate.  I’d say its more on the easy-moderate side, and you can access other trails from the loop.  Take advantage of exploring those other trails, they lead to some amazing views of the coastline, beautiful vegetation, and a few hidden bridges.  At the end of the trail, you come to stairs which lead you down to the beach and right in front of the famous Flat Rock Beach.   Flat Rock Beach can be reached by the trail or hiking along the coast from Blacks Beach or Torrey Pines.  We were not so fortunate on this trip, but if you get there during low tide the beach is much easier to explore and you’ll have access to the sea caves.

Find out more information on Torrey Pines and what trails are open during COVID here.