Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve & State Beach Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve & State Beach

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve & State Beach

Torrey Pines Natural Reserve – located in the La Jolla vicinity in Southern California – is set above the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean's Torrey Pines State Beach and is home to a diverse range of native wildlife and vegetation. Both spaces are named Torrey Pines after the Pinus torreyana, the rarest species of pine tree in North America, which now grows only at the Reserve and on Santa Rosa Island.

Entrusting the Preservation of a San Diego Treasure

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve & State Beach

The Reserve is popular among both San Diego residents and visitors from all over the world, with eight designated hiking trails including one leading directly to Torrey Pines State Beach. The Reserve has been described as a "wilderness island in an urban sea." Set in a scenic part of northern San Diego – complete with a picturesque beach, unique ecosystems, and critically endangered plant and wildlife species – Torrey Pines is one of Southern California's most treasured natural spaces.

Both Torrey Pines Conservancy and Torrey Pines Docent Society play active roles in monitoring the overall welfare of Torrey Pine State Natural Reserve and Beach through stewardship, volunteerism, advocacy, community engagement, educational programming, habitat restoration, trail repairs, and renovations to the historic Torrey Pines Lodge. These two groups collaborate with California State Parks to protect and preserve the habitat of North America's rarest pine trees.

The Torrey Pines Conservancy and the Torrey Pines Docent Society's books and videos illustrate the breathtaking natural diversity that is not only a hallmark of the Reserve but also informs the public's appreciation of the Reserve's conservation and preservation initiatives. An engaging webfilm series provides short videos highlighting the natural history of the Reserve and the individuals and events that have sustained it.

GRoW Support


Torrey Pines Conservancy - General Operating Support


Torrey Pines Docent Society- Youth Programming