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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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I love being here!

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is amazing! I love going there. Every time I go I find a new... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bria T
Orange, California
Great way to start the day

There is a 10 mile long trail for bikes and people that has beautiful views. It was the best part... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Denver, Colorado
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“bird watching” (6 reviews)
“bike ride” (8 reviews)
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2301 University Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-3310
+1 949-923-2290
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is amazing! I love going there. Every time I go I find a new secluded spot. The nature is amazing, the water is amazing, and the exercise you can get at this spot is wonderful. I took a lot of...More

Thank Bria T
Reviewed 16 October 2017

There is a 10 mile long trail for bikes and people that has beautiful views. It was the best part of my day. Views are spectacular.

Thank bdw8285
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wear your hat and comfortable walking shoes. Prepare yourself for a wonderful walk through the Newport Bay Reserve. As a lifer from the east coast, the amazing conservation of this site will not disappoint anyone. I strongly recommend you taking this walk and seeing the...More

Thank Nanny1Lorton
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Lovely area to walk and hike or bike. Several miles of trails from blackstop to dirt to wet land paths all be accessed in the upper Newport Bay. Families, joggers and bikers all enjoy this beautiful area. It can be accessed friends University Ave or...More

1  Thank Judy2step
Reviewed 16 July 2017

There are multiple trails within the bay and a paved roadway around the bay. All of the trails and roadway offers magnificent views of the bay. I was greatly surprised to see it pretty empty. Every popular hiking trail in LA county is packed.

1  Thank leep116
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This an estuary treat not to be missed! Take a side trip a little ways to Irvine Ranch Market for refreshments and...what ever. Baked goods are great, but overrule benefits of walking or riding. Sad, but good.

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Upper back bay trails are a great spot to get some exercise. You can walk your dog, ride your bike or just jog or walk the whole loop. The whole loop is 10 miles, but the sites are awesome. You'll see fish, birds, snakes,...More

2  Thank jeffzahedi
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a nice peaceful place. It is great place or walking, biking or running. Nice place to watch birds and other wildlife.

1  Thank Christy D
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This area is such a wonderful location to spend time outdoors, whether running, biking, walking, or kayaking! Great wildlife watching and dog-friendly as well! Please enjoy responsibly and clean up after your pets if they enjoy this beautiful trail as well!

1  Thank BeyondWildTravel
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Wonderful place for walking or riding bikes. Great for nature photography. Lots of wildlife here. Keep your eyes open and you'll see.

1  Thank Shawna B
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