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Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

#13 of 73 things to do in Newport Beach Features Animals
2301 University Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-3310
+1 949-923-2290
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Great place for a run or bike ride!

This an estuary treat not to be missed! Take a side trip a little ways to Irvine Ranch Market for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James C
Newport Beach, California
Upper Back Bay Trails

The Upper back bay trails are a great spot to get some exercise. You can walk your dog, ride your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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2301 University Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-3310
+1 949-923-2290
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank James C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank Christy D
Reviewed 7 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!

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.

Thank Shawna B
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The back bay preserve is great for hiking and biking - and riding horses if you have one. Peaceful and good bird watching.

Thank ooiioo
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The setting is lovely, especially in Spring. There is an excellent visitor center, and the topgraphy is varied and interesting. Bird watchers will enjoy the opportunities presented by the wide variety of ocological venues.

Thank ebdb627
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I highly recommend renting or bringing your bike for the scenic and relatively flat ten mile loop around the preserve. There are a few hills to navigate but they're doable, especially if you go around clockwise.

Thank Patti P
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a great place to take a nice long walk. It has views along the Pacific Ocean as you walk. Nice sunsets as well.

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The preserve was across the street from the Marriott. One morning, in August 2015, I decided to try this hike out. I didn't have runners, only sandals, but that was fine. I went out mid morning before it got really hot. Actually, was pretty warm...More

2  Thank mariedesjardins
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