One of the best parts about hiking at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is the variety of plants you might encounter.
The main plant communities found in the coastal reserve are categorized as Torrey Pine Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastland Strand, and Salt Marsh. Most of San Diego’s rainfall occurs during winter or early spring. However, there is always something beautiful to enjoy regardless of the season. (Full plant list here.)
Point out plants as you hike with your family. Talk about how they provide food and shelter for animals that live in the reserve. Look for fun shapes and textures.