Newell Open Space Preserve

MODERATE 14 reviews

Newell Open Space Preserve is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near American Canyon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

5.3 miles
816 feet

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


no dogs

The preserve and its trails are managed by the City of American Canyon Parks and Recreation Department, 707.648.7275, .

6 months ago

Great hike in cooler weather, though I imagine in summer would be quite hot with lack of shade. Be aware that trail is very uneven due to cow traffic. Great views from the top of the ridge.

7 months ago

This is a nice hike if you live in the area due to its convenience. A lot of the trails are uneven due to the cows' hoof prints so it's important to step carefully so you don't sprain an ankle. Nice views of the San Pablo Bay along with all the area peaks (Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Saint Helena). You can expand your hike by entering Lynch Canyon Open Space Preserve which connects with Newell OSP.

11 months ago

The scenery was great, stopped at the gate though after another hiker warned us of snakes beyond the gate. Hiked 2 miles.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Awesome views to the southwest including the southern Napa valley, San Pablo Bay, Napa-Sonoma marshes, north bay hills, and Mount Tamalpais. Be aware that cattle grazing is allowed here and there are lots of prickly and thorny bushes in spots along the trail. The north loop trail closes during raptor breeding season. Trailhead had a port-a-potty, but no running water. Nice cool breeze out of the west when there is fog at the coast, but can be hot and exposed in summer.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bummed that the north trail was closed but an easy uphill hike!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

It was a great view. I just didn't like how the road was messed up, but other than that, it's pretty nice.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Gorgeous! Running or hiking. The north side of the loop is closed though so you have to go out and back.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Really hard to find never really got there but the view while trying to was pretty.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Beautiful in the spring. Rolling green hills. The noise from the creek.

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