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Buck Gully Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Newport Beach, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 442 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Walking Running River Views Wild flowers No dogs
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Note: this trail is periodically closed due to weather conditions. Please check park website for most up-to-date information on trail conditions. https://letsgooutside.org/explore/buck-gully-reserve/

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Dmacias27 User
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William Dyson
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Road biking

Nice and easy trail to ride but bike traffic is one way only so the starting location isn’t for parking. Lots of small hills and greenery!

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Rak Din
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HikingGreat!

Lush with vegetation even in the middle of September, unlike most trails in North OC.

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Makaylee Wagner
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Walking

Came here for an easy Saturday afternoon walk. Not as much of a hike as we were hoping, but still enjoyable! We were able to park right in front of the trail head. About 4.4 miles total, would come back again!

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Samantha Lacy
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Hiking

Nice walking trail, good for families. The path was narrow but it was nice to give shade!

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Roberto Loza
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Mountain bikingGreat!
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Christina Miller
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Ted Tris
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David Coe
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Hiking

This was a quick, fun trail in the heart of Corona Del Mar. California chaparral lines the trail and provides ample shade. We did a late afternoon hike and enjoyed the shade coming back down the hill. Definitely worth the time.

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Ryan Vollkommer
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Hiking

Trail is well kept and decent shade throughout. Passed a few dozen people along the way. More of good trail for a morning/evening walk or jog than a hike. Decent overall.

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Louis Vasquez
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Walking

Tranquil, peaceful, and no cell reception. Perfect morning walk!

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Nir Modiano
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Sage Overoye
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Hiking

We had a great time! Saw 2 snakes! We thought it would be a bit shadier. The first half of the trail was pretty sunny, but after that it had some tree coverage. Parking was easy and it wasn’t too crowded.

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America Roman
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Hiking

It was an awesome trial

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Alba Vazquez
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Hiking

Nice trail! Love that it has lots of shade!!

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Susan Kienitz
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Demetria Dorame
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Nicole Long
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Tyler Habowski
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Hiking

Really great trail nearby our place we had never been to. Plenty of parking on the road, not too many people, and some shade. Fun to be along the stream and cross the bridges. Found a good bench to sit on and enjoy our picnic lunch.

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Dan Gresham
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Hiking

Ok for a bike workout. Not technical

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Nolan Sisk
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Mountain biking

Cool little trail! If you’re on a bike, note that it’s one-way traffic only. So, it’s mostly just a gradual uphill climb. Would be awesome to ride down but the vegetation makes for a lot of blind corners. It’s pretty heavily trafficked so it would be super dangerous.

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Ralph Castro
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Hiking

Great overcast day to hike in a neighborhood trail. Introduced hike to my hiking partner, as this is a trail one can do impromptu. 5.2 miles, buck gully to Bobcat (up hill) and then walk . 8 miles to buck gully trailhead off San Joaquin Ave. it was great that there was a lot of running water in creek. Very soothing and cool.

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Jenn C
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Hiking

Parked on Poppy and went for a nice hike that was a bit shady. Went on Bobcat Trail that’s .7 miles one way and headed back on Buck Gully. Wasn’t crowded with hikers and there were a couple bikers.

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Dalia Eldessouky
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Vanessa Ortega
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HikingBugs

This trail has alot of shade and very few people. The destination sucks but its a good workout!

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Kim Nguyen
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Sarah Cuneo
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HikingOver grown

A little overgrown but filled with abundant foliage and flowers. Trail is a little narrow so if you are uncomfortable passing closely to fellow hikers (COVID), you might be a little uncomfortable. Great alternate to the often crowded crystal cove and Laguna canyon trails.

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April Cuevas
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We started at Poppy and there was plenty of neighborhood parking for 7 in the morning. There weren’t a lot of hikers at this time, but the trail is super narrow most of the way and it was a little difficult to share the road especially when there were bicyclists trying to pass. However, everyone was really friendly and respectful of space and tried to step aside to let others pass. There is a lot of shade and nice views parts of the way, but there’s so much vegetation along such a narrow path that I felt like I had to dodge and duck to avoid weeds, branches, etc. Overall easy and okay hike, but I wouldn’t do it again.

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