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Great trail with magnificent ocean view but there is no shade at all. There is $15 parking fee when you park Moro Canyon Trail as All Trail shows.
Drive to Crystal Cove Trail to avoid paying fee. It’s free there.

Well travelled. Took Moro ridge up and back. Good starting climb and restrooms at about two and a half miles. Great view coming back!

Good hiking trail for a moderate workout. I was expecting nicer views but not bad.

The scenery is okay, but when you get to the top the views are beautiful. The hike is fairly easy. Well marked and clean trails. You can end the day at the beach with the same day pass.

camping
24 days ago

Nice campsites, clean toilet, great view. A little damp in the morning from coastal dew

Got a little lost and went up through the canyons but overall not too bad. Lots of steep parts. There’s an ocean view only in the beginning or end of the trail depending which end you start at. The rest of the trail is just dried shrubbery.

Expect to pay $15 day parking on the weekend. M-F parking is only $5!

Overall good workout and great weather!

Great little out and back trail! Not completely flat, but not overly challenging, either. Terrain is very dry, but that's no surprise right now. Creek was flowing a little bit, nice to be able to walk along some water. Lots of available, free parking at the trailhead. Directions from All Trails are perfect. No restrooms or drinking water. Will definitely do this again when all I have time for is a quick, local hike.

trail running
1 month ago

Favorite run while visiting Newport Beach. Dirt trail, rolling hills, and partial coverage make this a fun, scenic, and comfortable run for those not afraid to tackle some steep inclines and declines.

1 month ago

I like this trail because of the challenging uphill segments and the cool ocean breeze. I like it even more now that I run into occasional hikers more frequently than I used to, so I don't feel like it is dangerous to go alone.

Great 2ish hour hike! Incline is a bit steep otw up but the views are definitely pretty! No shade so wear a hat!

Trail is actually 5.2 using Cougar. Nice tail in the city good to have.

Fun - once you get past the first 3km, which is entirely up hill and at times, steep, it is a fun run with great views and a combination of steady flats along the ridge with fun down hill stretches and it all seems endless.

hiking
1 month ago

On oct 25, 2018, got out and hiked this trail, based on reading the feedback. I live off PCH, so this is really convenient, as the trail head on poppy ave is @1/2 mile from PCH. The trail is very nice and lots of greenery, is narrow in some parts, but just fine. It reminds me of the Lizard trail in Crystal Cove but not as tough, as there is not many steep hills. There is shade on the trail, and opportunity to take your cap off. The sound of water is soothing.

I hike alone, as I’m retired and get out on trail during the week when it’s not full of bikers. “Ihikealone”. Really enjoyable hike in the city.

Great ride on Sunday afternoon when hikers are done.

Great view.

Nice trails, beautiful views.

hiking
2 months ago

We parked on Poppy Ave for free and walked a block to the trailhead followed trail to the end and took bob cat trail back down which joins buck gully. Very nice and about 35% shade. 541 ft elevation took 2 hrs and burned 1000 cal. More of a moderate hike. 5.3mi round trip. Saw a 3ft snake:)

The trail is nice, Maintained with a fantastic view.

I would not rate this as a hard trail. There is a butt burning cardio hill either direction you go in the beginning, but after that it's all easy peasy.

Had a great time. Amazing ocean views.

Fun and beautiful! Great for kids too

2 months ago

lots of pretty scenery. if your brave you came even traverse it with a stroller.

mountain biking
2 months ago

it was a nice ride I road it on a weekend Saturday mid-afternoon, there wasn't a lot of people on the trail so that was nice the trails fairly thin and it's short but it's nice to just check out and get a quick ride in.

Hiked this trail down to shoreline, over to the Beachcomber and back. 10.5 Miles. Beautiful views.

hiking
2 months ago

09/24/18 1st time. Definitely enjoyed the day.

Nice walk

Nice trails. Great views.

Amazing views

hiking
2 months ago

These are all of the good things about this trail

Very easy trail
three bridges to go over
stream going through the canyon
fish in the stream over some bridges
Well maintained trails
Places to rest through the way of the hike


Things we did not like about the hike

The best view of the water is right when you start
The end of the hike leads to an uphill battle to nowhere next to houses

Only go if you are a local.

Obviously a popular place to go! Quite a few people sharing the trail on the way in but drops off the further you go in and becomes more secluded. 0 shade so make sure to bring proper sun protection. The hike back up through Rattlesnake Trail is the best part. Some "mini scrambling" and cool places to rest for 5 mins and enjoy the view. Not my favorite hike in the area but still worth the outing :).

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