Buck Gully Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Buck Gully Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newport Beach, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.5 miles 636 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Not a lot to see, can get pretty hot with limited shade available.

2 months ago

easy my ass if ur on bike your walking up San Joaquin rd big ass hill

2 months ago

Enjoyable run!

hiking
3 months ago

like the hike nice scenery little better trail direction where trails split overall a great hike

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike , shaded areas, and nice creek in the gully.loved it for my first hike.

4 months ago

Nice summer hike. Surprised there was still water running.

4 months ago

Amazing hike. Cool breeze

hiking
4 months ago

Scenic, tranquil, and perfect hill to flat ratio.

5 months ago

I really enjoyed the walk. I was bummed to know that dogs are not allowed on the trail but I understand.

6 months ago

very nice and peaceful , did not expect for it to be where it's located but I loved it ! I will be back for sure

6 months ago

6 months ago

I am an intermediate mountain biker. Direction on the app takes you right to trailhead. Many cool things for my skilled type riders. Make the journey to the back of the trail. A steady climb with a few quick power climbs nothing real difficult. Small jumps, burns, bridges, narrow paths, turns and just all around fun. I will say, I would take along a friend. One needs to sacrifice the thrill coming back to go ahead to watch for hikers. Very narrow paths would make it difficult at times for two people to cross on the trail. My 19 year old son and I went 1 hour before sunset and we saw one jogger.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail was a great experience. I found it was more scenic than other trails in the area and had a bit more shade than many others around here (but still wear sunblock!). It wasn't a hard trail but the "easy" rating may be slightly off (especially when you consider Shady Canyon is listed as easy and this one is a bit more moderate than Shady Canyon). Since the trail is so narrow it seems crazy that hikers and bikers are both allowed at the same time, but the bikers were very courteous/cautious on this trail. If you use the directions feature in AllTrails it takes you right to the trailhead.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was a bit hard for me to locate at first. I parked in the Newport Coast Community Center then walked down San Joaquin Hills Road to find the trail head. Took my 8year old with me and was worried he would tucker out but the trail was perfect for us, such great exercise. The trail is a bit narrow in some spots and you get the feeling of being really excluded in some areas. Lots of variety in terms of incline/decline along the way. Went on a Saturday afternoon and the entire trail took us about 3 hours there and back. It was very quiet and we only came across three people the entire time. We saw a few beehives, walked across three bridges, and there was even a cool rock sculpture someone had built. There is a Menchie's frozen yogurt in the shopping center across from the Newport Coast Community Center to reward yourself at the end :) Would definitely go on this hike again!

cross country skiing
1 year ago

Fun and easy hike!

hiking
1 year ago

awesome trail

1 year ago

OK. It's pretty easy and residential parking was not a problem to find. Not too busy, the occasional people encountered were mostly locals. Bikers were careful because the trail is very narrow. The terrain/landscape wasn't very interesting. The canyon is narrow and the creek was mostly hidden. I think it's a convenient place to hike if you're a local, but I don't think it's special enough to go out of your way to get to. Not too much shade, so I'd wear a hat.

hiking
1 year ago

Wonderful trail and I had it to myself late Friday afternoon. I heard a lot of frogs chattering, saw many lizards, one large snake and unlimited bird friends. Bring water, more than you think you need- there is little shade on the trail.

1 year ago

Nice hike. My nephews (5 & 7) were able to handle it quite well. It fun to look at the cacti and big Newport homes on the surrounding hills. No dogs allowed though.