La Jolla

Incredible Slot Canyons to the Pacific

San Diego, United States
Likely to Sell Out

From US$57.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Ropes and climbing gloves
  • Free Photos
  • Bottled water

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr
    2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, 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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Featured review
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!!!!!!!!!


139 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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staci_s, May 2023
We had an incredible time on our hike! Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. We definitely wouldn’t have done the full hike on our own, so glad we booked this tour. The views are amazing and our guide took a lot of great photos for us as well.
jocelyn_C, May 2023
Super fun climbing with great views. Our guide was watchful and fun all at the same time. He even took the time to take photo's as keepsakes for ever guest. Truly a one of kind experience. Would definitely do again.
Memorable, exciting and fun
melanielynnthompson, Apr 2023
This was a very unique experience. It is not just a hike. You sand surf. You repel. There’s unique touches throughout that made it a memorable experience. Best thing we did in La Jolla.
Fantastic experience
Kris_S, Apr 2023
Great guide, some adventure with amazing views. It was amazing to get into spaces we wouldn’t have gone through on our own. It does require some physical agility so make sure you’re ok with that.
Great experience even on a cloudy day
Elizabeth_L, Mar 2023
We had the unfortunate rainy cloudy day but still went with Victor on the hike. It was amazing! Whole family had a great time. It’s a hike that takes you up and down hills lots of leg workout. I was told by Viator that I could bring my dog. DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG! For the safety of everyone in your group including the dog. Thank God Victor insisted he stay back. I would’ve been miserable worrying about my dog.
A beautiful adventure
Jessica_G, Feb 2023
I had an amazing day and this was a amazing experience!! With that being said it was definitely challenging at times for me I think mostly fear was the main factor vs physical part for me there are some steep parts. It definitely requires agility and being in shape it is a pretty extensive hike but it was so worth it!! Victor was a amazing guide and assured me I could get through every part I struggled with even when I didn’t think I could. Thank you so much Victor it was so nice to meet you and I am so glad I went on this adventure it was absolutely a day I will never forget!! :)
Challenging but great hike!!
Cecilia_L, Feb 2023
We were a party of 4 with 3 celebrating their birthday. Victor was a great guide! As long as you don’t have bad knee problems, this hike was fun and somewhat challenging. The views are spectacular and you don’t need to bring a camera. Victor will capture your adventure as you enjoy the hike!
Amazing amazing amazing time
Izabella_F, Jan 2023
Victor and Drew were both amazing! For starters, we never would have been able to find or complete the hike without their help. But beyond that, they were very helpful, entertaining, and great photographers!! I highly recommend this tour! The hike itself can appear daunting, but trust Victor and Drew to get you through the end. Trust me, you can make it and it’ll be so so worth it!! Definitely come in hiking shoes if possible or at least sneakers (that’s what I did). The tour was originally sold out when I looked, but I just knew it couldn’t be missed so I kept checking a couple times throughout the day for a couple days hoping someone would cancel and at last they did and I snagged them!! So for others, keep checking back if they sell out!
Worth every bit
Michael_B, Oct 2022
Fantastic knowledgeable, friendly guide and as described an incredible experience. Gorgeous area great for any level
Awesome experience
Christine_F, Oct 2022
The hike was amazing but certainly dangerous at times. It Definately tests a fear of heights. The guide is super knowledgeable and helpful and very enjoyable.
Awesome family adventure
TERRELL_R, Aug 2022
My family loved the hike and it was a memorable, unique experience for everyone, including my 9 year old. The hike was a good mix of up and down and different things to see and do so it never felt overwhelming. I would say skip the zoo or sea world and go enjoy a hike with Victor.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!

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