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Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

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Nice Place to Run But Can Get Very Hot

My cross-country team runs here from time to time, and it's a long loop from my school. It feels... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Miranda C
Newport Beach, California
Nice views

Friends and I often hike here. Good trails and nice scenery. A good place to go to get away from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Coronado, California
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2301 University Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-3310
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My cross-country team runs here from time to time, and it's a long loop from my school. It feels nice to run on the dirt path, but it can get very hot and uncomfortable in this area. Despite that, the view of the bay is...More

Thank Miranda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends and I often hike here. Good trails and nice scenery. A good place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of OC.

Thank 4CaliGals
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Mona A
Reviewed April 30, 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

1  Thank surfotog
Reviewed April 29, 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
Reviewed April 29, 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
Reviewed April 13, 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
Reviewed April 10, 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
Reviewed March 12, 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

1  Thank Mrchanute
Reviewed March 12, 2018

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

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