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Incredible Slot Canyons to the Pacific
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the slot canyons in Torrey Pines on this guided tour. Discover spectacular, hard-to-reach areas and take in views of the Pacific Ocean. Visit sandstone slot canyons and wind caves on the trek and stop at a majestic grotto with a waterfall. The hike up can be strenuous at times, but you will be rewarded with stunning views after summiting the cliffs.
  • Experience the slot canyons during your visit to San Diego
  • Your guide/photographer will provide photos of the experience
  • Sunrise, full moon, and private tours are available upon request
  • Ropes and climbing gloves are provided
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2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr , 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

Take Torrey Pines Scenic Drive until it flows into a large dirt parking lot. Once in the dirt lot go left towards the ocean. There is a blue/white building on the northwest side. We will meet at my car across from the port-o-pots at 8:20 am. Keep your eye on your text or emails for updates

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY San Diego Tours, Experiences & Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Hidden Gem + Amazing Guide
Robin_J
, Jul 2022
I took my adult son on this trip as a surprise Mom-Son outing and it was incredible. Victor is extremely knowledgeable about the surroundings, how to navigate them, the history of the area and much more. I don't like heights and was wondering how scared I was going to be and it wasn't scary at all. There are some drops close by but with hiking shoes and Victor's tips I never felt like I was in any danger. There are some steep climbs, a short rope descent (sometimes a climb if he changes it up), a rock slide, and endless beautiful sights. I would not recommend this for pre-teen children and definitely bring the proper shoes, but other than that it was absolutely amazing and a must-do!
star-5
Do this hike!
Marcia_G
, Jul 2022
This experience is a must do! Victor is an amazing guide who is very friendly & funny, and he is very skilled and informed about the area. My family has done a lot of hiking and this is such a unique area and experience! You do need to be moderately fit and willing to step beyond your comfort zone to really enjoy this experience, but Victor does an excellent job of explaining exactly how to tackle each tricky spot. Please don’t hesitate to do this hike, the experience and scenery make it one of my top 5!
star-5
Awesome hike with an awesome guide!
Ed_J
, Jul 2022
Victor was an awesome and knowledgeable guide! This was an amazing and fun hike with incredible views! It can be challenging, but oh so fun!
star-5
Best excursion yet in san diego!
Maria_K
, Jun 2022
Absolutely incredible! We are very much adventurous ppl and love to challenge ourselves. This was just an incredible excursion. Off the beaten path , view is incredible and the tour guide is a amazing!!! Highly highly highly recommend!!! A must while visiting San Diego!
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Fantastic hike of the Pacific Slot Canyons
Michael_T
, May 2022
What a adventure! Just liked it was advertised, it tested your strength and agility along with your stamina. This is most definitely for people who like the outdoors and the views from the canyons of the Pacific was amazing! Our guide went out of his way to make it fun and challenging. He made it a very memorable experience indeed.
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No show!
Amy_M
, May 2022
I arrived at the meeting point early and no one showed up. I called viator to make sure we were at the right place and we were. They called the operator for our trip and was unable to reach them. She left a message for the operator to contact us and still did not hear from them. Actually just as well. We had a great time on the canyon anyway and will save that $114!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Sorry about what happened. There were no tours booked on May 18 as I was out of town for a week so I'm not sure what error occurred. I'm glad you found one of our many canyons and enjoyed your time at Torrey Pines.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Adventure off the map and into an Oasis
Carmalita_A
, Apr 2022
This was an incredible adventure! Our guide was absolutely wonderfully informative and confident. We had a range of age, fitness, and confidence in our group and he was completely supportive of everyone's needs. The views are stunning, but the adventure of it will always be in the forefront of this trek. This is a gem of an adventure in San Diego.
star-5
Awesome hike
Marina_H
, Apr 2022
We had an amazing experience hiking through canyons! It's a must when you are in this area! My son and loved it! Thank you Victor!
star-5
An incredible experience!
Kirk_M
, Apr 2022
It was an awesome experience! An incredible hike with all types of varied terrain. The views were exceptional. Victor was a great guide with a ton of interesting stories and information!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Not just a hike, it was an adventure.
Douglas_O
, Mar 2022
This was not a hike, it was an outstanding adventure, one that we will remember for a long time. A great family experience. It challenged us but yet was fun and exciting. Our group was a ton of fun and our guide did a great job of involving us all in the fun of the experience.
star-5
Fun activity
Michael_L
, Mar 2022
Awesome guide and views were spectacular. Must do activity. Very fun! Definitely an adventure worth doing
star-5
Dangerous, but awesome!
Diane_V
, Mar 2022
This was a super challenging and truly amazing experience! It was by far our favorite activity in San Diego! This hike is not easy, though. At times it was truly frightening. Be prepared to walk through brush taller than you, cross rivers, descend rock walls using ropes, and slide down steep rock at full speed over sand. Victor was fantastic and helped each of us conquer a few fears. I highly recommend the tour if you are up to it. The passes through the slot canyons were unbelievable.
star-5
Do it!
Meredith_V
, Mar 2022
This hiking tour was amazing! Victor was well prepared and wanted everyone to have the best experience. It was challenging at times but very enjoyable. Victor gave great direction on how to hike certain areas and was a great photographer.
star-5
Adventure of a lifetime!
Caroline_A
, Mar 2022
This was a once in a lifetime experience, my favorite adventure during my week in La Jolla! The guide helped this 69 year old lady scramble over rocks, perch on cliffs, descend on ropes, pointing out dolphin pods and landmarks, answering all questions about ocean flora and fauna. Don’t miss this tour!
star-5
Victor was an awesome...
Mae_H
, Feb 2022
Victor was an awesome your guide! We are locals to the area but have never been to this area. My husband and I had an amazing time. Definitely an adventure to do!
star-5
Quite the adventure!
Nanci_P
, Dec 2021
This experience was a challenge and combined hiking with a little rock climbing, balance, sliding and a bit of rope descent. Be sure to wear hiking boots, you will need them as the terrain is slippery and the cliffs are limestone. We loved the view when we got to the top and thoroughly enjoyed the people we adventured with. The pictures the guide took were awesome and he was very careful to ensure our safety. I would rate the level of difficulty to be on the higher end.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
A good time was had by all!
Missy_S
, Nov 2021
Great time was had by all! Victor knew the tour and area very well. We were in good hands. The hike was well planned, the terrain varied and beautiful. A real slice of Southern California!
star-5
Would highly recommend!
Marissa_P
, Aug 2021
The guide was incredibly helpful, patient, and knowledgeable. This was an unforgettable experience! Even though the actual hike was challenging, the views were well worth it and we had fun the whole time.
star-5
Amazing and the best Slot Canyon Tour!!!
Precious_A
, Jul 2021
Victor, our guide was amazing! This hike was the best I've ever done on a tour. Breathtaking views and very cool climbing through the canyons...up the canyons... Sliding and rappelling. Will highly recommend. Toured with very cool people!!! Worth every penny!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!
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So Much FUN
Kenneth_B
, Jun 2021
Me an girlfriend came down and had a GREAT time. The guide was exactly where he said he would be. He gave us a very memorable experience. The others in the group were very helpful when needed. The Tour is a MUST.

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