Buck Gully Trail

EASY 173 reviews

Buck Gully Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newport Beach, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
442 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

loved this hike, is a great start for beginners

trail running
22 days ago

Great trail for a beginner trail runner. Nice shade and scenery and not too hilly.

1 month ago

a bit short and too close to the city but the scenery is amazing if you like creeks and rivers.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little hike, I just did it going down and I really like it, found a couple creeks, and wild life.

hiking
2 months ago

Arrived later in the afternoon so didn't have enough time to go far on the trail, but at least got an idea of the surroundings. Trail had a lot of canopy on either side with some wildlife. Decent view of some of the homes on surrounding canyons. Moderately easy trail that would be ideal for a beginner level mountain bike. Will return on another time to explore the trail further.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The Buck Gully Trail leading to the Bobcat trail was very cool. The gully was very green with a small river and we saw some bunnies. Also some very pretty flowers. The hike to the top of the bobcat trail was steep but the view at the top was pretty nice.

2 months ago

Free so I can’t complain. Some elevated portions, overall easy

3 months ago

Trail was easy enough to hike. There were some uphills that made for a nice workout, but the very end of the trail led was a little disappointing. We hiked up a steep hill to the very top to be greeted by a view of houses and not much else. The bridges, creeks and trees on the way were nice though. Lots of shade.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a great little hike. I would have given it five stars but I still could see houses the whole time. Some shade and lots of mountain bikes!

hiking
5 months ago

It's a little too easy but I brought someone who is not an experienced hiker & this was perfect. You can get in at least 5 miles & there is hardly anyone on this trail.

5 months ago

Great hike. Took about 2 hrs round trip. It’s actually more than 4.5 mi. A little over 5 mi. according to our calculations. Some views, some shade, a nice stream, a few bridges. Nice variety.

hiking
5 months ago

We had hiked Crystal Cove a few times and enjoyed it. I did a quick google search and came across this one and I had never heard of it. We parked on San Joaquin Rd., our total hike was 4.9 miles. We were pleasantly surprised with the shade that the nearby hills and the trees provided...about half the hike was shaded. It was great to hear the water running...we were curious as to the origin of the water. The sound of the birds added to the experience. A downfall would be the narrow paths that you have to share with mountain bikers. It was awesome to see the view of the Pacific toward the end of our hike. Overall, it was a pleasant hidden gem.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail with kids

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful quiet trail. Has shaded areas, not much elevation gain, beautiful views of bridges.
Will be back again. #52hikechallenge

7 months ago

Absolutely love this trail , cool shady and verily easy , not really a hike but a great workout !

hiking
7 months ago

A quick and easy walk. Not much challenge to it. Nice little creek to have a picnic at on it.

9 months ago

Love this trail.

hiking
9 months ago

This was a nice trail, the only downside is how narrow the path is. Be on the lookout for people on their bikes and also for rattle snakes! Also if you plan on going when it’s hot, be aware it is not very shady.

10 months ago

Lovely weather made us seek a local trail for Sunday morning hike. This trail is narrow (which we didn't like) but went through pretty scenery and just the amount of light elevation I was seeking. Friendly people, and cyclists sharing the trail. Not my favorite hike, but nice enough to do again if we have limited time.

11 months ago

Very quiet and easy hike.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A whatever trail. Nothing interesting about it.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Great easy trail!

trail running
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Just moved to the area and wanted to spend my Sunday exploring. This trail is a great running trail with some small hills. Easy trail that anyone can do.

hiking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Second time was just as nice.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

This is a decently trafficked out and back trail. Easily market and nothing to difficult older folks, kids, or beginners couldn't handle. The views are nice, a stream running along side the trail most of the way. Lots of hummingbirds out at this time.

trail running
Friday, June 02, 2017

Very hilly so good place to go if you want to train on hills. Pathway is pretty tight so you can only really fit one person at a time but a lot of vegetation and flowers.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Beautiful! Lots of trees and brush. Stream. Easy.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Great trail but needs more maintenance because of overgrown weeds. Loved seeing wild flowers and a flowing creek.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

There was a park and community center that we used for parking at other end of trail. One nice cluster of wild flowers. About half of trail had some shade. Easy hike

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