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Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

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2301 University Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-3310
+1 949-923-2290
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Beautiful respite in the bustle of the O.C.

Also known as the Back Bay, this is an urban gem! Ringed with a paved trail, there are also dirt... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mona A
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Seattle, Washington
A NATURAL JEWEL IN A DENSLY POPULATED AREA

What a great spot. So many different areas to walk and bike ride. So peaceful. Lots of birds. 2... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
surfotog
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Newport Beach, California
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2301 University Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-3310
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Reviewed yesterday

Also known as the Back Bay, this is an urban gem! Ringed with a paved trail, there are also dirt paths. We rode our bikes along the Back Bay through Balboa to the beach, and then back up the other side of the bay. So...More

Thank Mona A
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

What a great spot. So many different areas to walk and bike ride. So peaceful. Lots of birds. 2 good visitor centers. Upper Bay center open all days except Monday. Back Bay Science Center open Sundays 10-2. Great 10 mile +/- bike loop. Yes it...More

Thank surfotog
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

It's one of the few natural resources left in the area. Enjoy the local flora and fauna and some nature in a place that has been heavily developed. Local school kids know this well as the best place to get your bug collection for the...More

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the nature preserve and interpretive Center with our 7 grandchildren, ages 2 to 10. The Center had a great range of information about the flora and fauna of the Bay. We watched a short movie that outlined the life cycle of the flora...More

Thank L1drake
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

There are nice winding paths overlooking the upper Newport Bay. This is a well worth a visit. Dogs are welcome!

Thank too_few_trips_1
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

It's nice to be able to get 'out into the country' in this rural setting, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of city life. Lots of wildlife watching opportunities and views to Upper Newport Back Bay'

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This uncrowded and unspoiled park is the perfect place for a morning run (or walk). Miles of safe paved trails offer a beautiful place to get away from the noise and back to nature. Bonus: If you stay at the Newport Beach Hyatt, you are...More

Thank Mrchanute
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

very clean, great signage that summarized the wildlife on the trail. very scenic. it was crowded but with mostly runners vs cyclists

Thank 718steve
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

It doesn't get better than this... something for everyone. Active or Passive. Young or Old. Birds to view... Trails to Walk or Bike, etc. Interpretive Center and Naturalists to learn from. Open Space to enjoy !!!!

Thank Ron Y
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Park up by the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center and enjoy the trails. Easy to navigate for all levels, many locals use as a jogging trail or walk their dogs on.

Thank a_wayof_travel
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