Buffalo Hills Trail is a 4.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newport Beach, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.0 km Elevation Gain: 30 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

paved

river

views

wild flowers

Free parking at the park across the start of the trail.

6 months ago

While this trail is basically a sidewalk that meanders through a residential area, it is a very beautiful, quiet, easy experience for anyone with a walking impediment who wishes to get some exercise. My wife recently had a total knee replacement and was confined to a wheelchair. We really enjoyed this trail because it was perfect for our needs. We wanted to get outside and get exercise but could not handle a very difficult, unpaved trail. Anyone looking for a very easy, beautiful trail that is quiet and peaceful should give this trail a try!

road biking
Thu Apr 11 2019

More of a sidewalk than a trail. Paved path that goes through a upscale neighborhood. Not really a trail intended for hiking but more for a leisure walk or a short bike ride. Saw a few rabbits along the trail along with some nice houses but nothing spectacular.

Thu Mar 21 2019

Easy trail that was great for my elderly dog however felt like i was just walking through a neighbourhood

hiking
Tue Jan 15 2019

As long as you know you are going on a paved walk... it’s good. This is for sure easy. Not moderate. Good walk for rainy times when dirt trails are closed.

Sat May 05 2018

This is not a hike and I have no idea where the photo was taken for the title slide. The ENTIRE hike is a paved sidewalk through an upscale neighborhood. Very nice if you’re walking your dog or your baby stroller, but can hardly be described as a hike/trail. Be warned!

hiking
Wed Dec 20 2017

Free parking at the park across the start of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Thu Mar 21 2019

hiking
Sun Nov 11 2018

hiking
Fri May 18 2018

hiking
Fri Jan 26 2018

hiking
Fri Jan 19 2018

walking
Mon Jan 15 2018