TORREY PINES STATE NATURAL RESERVE
Parking Area, Interpretive Displays, Directions, Accessible Trail Information, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature, Historic Walking, Visitor Center, Nature and Wildlife Areas, Picnicking and Camping, Landmarks & Beaches
'Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve' is an urban seaside protected island. The preserve has high broken cliffs and deep gullies overlooking the ocean on headlands. It has 1,500 acres of a state park along the coast. Hikers can track the trails across pine-sculpted stands. The reserve's rich plant population, spring wildflowers, and tourists can see the California quail gathered in coveys early in the fall and winter mornings. It remains one of the wildest habitats along the coast of Southern California, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, majestic Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon that is important to many migratory bird species. The park offers hikers eight trails and landscape.
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CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT
Lighthouse, the Pacific Ocean, Walking, Point Loma, Navy Ships, Cultural, Whale Watching, Tide Pools, Natural Resources, Visitor Center, Sunny Day, Trip, Gift Shop & Small Museum
Cabrillo National Monument on the top of a hill at Point Loma in San Diego pays tribute to the Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo. The state park service here protects the old point Loma lookout and the ruins of the coastal defense fort Rosecrans, a coastal sage scrub ecosystem, and the tidepools of Cabrillo. Visitors can walk around the lighthouse and the house of the adjacent keeper. It offers some stunning views over the skyline of San Diego Bay, Coronado, and downtown. You can enjoy a nice walk down the hill and lots of interpretive signs to read about the plants around them and the beings that inhabited the area.
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MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK
Walking, Restroom Facilities, Mountain Biking, Playground, Visitor Center, Retirement Parties, Picnic, Bicycling, Trail Running, Birding, Anniversaries, Fishing, Nature Trail & Fundraisers
Mission Trails Regional Park covers 7,220 acres of natural as well as developed recreational facilities. It is the sixth-largest urban park in the United States. The park is providing camp during the San Diego Spring Break Unified School District. Regional Park gives a quick, natural break from the hustle and bustle of urban areas. It offers a way for residents and tourists to discover San Diego's cultural, historical, and recreational aspects. You can enjoy the 60 miles of trails, kayaking on camping on Kumeyaay Lake & Lake Murray.