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Torrey Pines Loop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (9)

A quick loop boasting switchbacks, bridge crossings and small features.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Singletrack

342' 104 m

High

80' 24 m

Low

270' 82 m

Up

265' 81 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Open all year around.

Description

Starting from the bottom of Gonzalez Canyon Open Space Trails, Sword Way Trail ascends up a very steep utility/fireroad. At the top is Torrey Highlands Park. Once at the top there is a sign on the left (east) of the utility/fireroad Torrey Pines Loop Trail. It begins with a small drop onto singletrack and descending switchbacks.

After the switchbacks is a small bridge crossing and step up. From here, the trail winds through trees and thick brush and a small ascent on the east side of the loop. From here, the Torrey Pines Loop Trail continues descending through thick brush with two sections of rock step downs. There are some cactus patches to the sides of the trails, beware. Near the bottom is another small bridge crossing and switchbacks. From here, the trail levels out and ends at Sword Way Trail loop.

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Shared By:

James Camy

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 9 votes

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  4.4 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#242

in California

#4,578

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Photos

Lagoon Trail
Jun 2, 2018 near Del Mar, CA
Beginning of sand trap.
Jul 19, 2014 near Del Mar, CA

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Apr 19, 2019
Peyton McElyea
Dec 16, 2017
Casper Thijssen
That was steep 3mi
Jul 21, 2017
Chris Sarot
All clear. Steep section going up toward park - solid dirt but a little rutty.
Nov 6, 2014
Hap Proctor
Looped with Lagoon & Sword Way trail 5.8mi