August 24 Torrey Pines Summer Sunset Hike

Saturday, August 24, 2019



Torrey Pines State Reserve
Summer Sunset Hike
Saturday, August 24

Join the Hiking ministry family from the Rock Church for our second Saturday Sunset Hike of the summer at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Be prepared for some amazing ocean views!

The hike will start at the restrooms by the park entrance, proceeding up Torrey Pines Park Rd. to the top of the hill. There, we'll leave the road and take the Razor Point Trail to Red Butte, then proceed to the Beach Trail, making a pit stop at Yucca Point. After Yucca Point, we'll take the rest of the Beach Trail down to the ocean. We will finish by hiking on the beach back to the bathrooms by the park entrance. A beautiful sunset at 7:39 p.m. and a rising tide will highlight this portion of our adventure. Total distance is about 3 miles.

This hike is moderate. Torrey Pines Park Rd.'s uphill climb for the first .75 miles is fairly steep, before it levels off. At this point, the remainder of the hike is mostly level until proceeding downhill to the beach. There are steep steps just before reaching the beach. Please self-evaluate your fitness and hiking levels before attempting this hike. The hike is kid friendly, but may be too long. Dogs and pets are NOT permitted in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For those who wish to carpool, email Vinnie at [email protected]. Meet at the carpool address listed below at 4:45 p.m.

More info on the Torrey Pines hike can be found here.

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Summer Sunset Hike at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Saturday, Aug. 24

5:30 - 8 p.m.

Meet at the trailhead at 5:30 p.m.

Hike begins at 5:45 p.m.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 3.0 miles (round trip)
  • Hiking Time: approximately 2 hours
  • Dogs are not permitted
  • Weather: Hot, but cools quickly in the late afternoon, breezy
  • Hike will be canceled if it rains
What to bring?
  • Good running/hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing, wear layers as it will cool down
  • Hat or Visor
  • Hiking Poles (optional, recommended)
  • Flashlight or headlamp as it may get dark on the way down
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (at least 1 liter recommended)
  • Snacks
Trailhead Address:

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037

Carpool Address:

Carpool from the Former Visitor Center at Mission Bay Park. I-5 Clairemont Dr. exit 22, San Diego, CA 92109. At the 4-way stop, go straight and drive all the way around the building. We will meet at the east side of the building. If you are willing to help carpool or if you have questions, please contact Vinnie at [email protected].


From Interstate 5:  I-5 North (do not use the bypass lanes) to Exit 33B, Carmel Valley Rd. Make a left at the light and head west on Carmel Valley Rd. To park for free, park on Carmel Valley Rd. by the intersection of Del Mar Scenic Heights Rd. If there are no spaces, the North Beach lot is available for a fee. 

Saturday · August 24, 2019
5:30 - 8 PM
Torre Pines State Natural Reserve
Free (On-site parking for a fee)
If you have questions, please contact Vinnie Freeman at [email protected].

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