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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, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 816 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Contact

The preserve and its trails are managed by the City of American Canyon Parks and Recreation Department, 707.648.7275, http://www.cityofamericancanyon.org

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Nyah McWilliams
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Hiking

Gorgeous place! Really enjoyed our hike here. It was super moderate, not hard at all. It was a perfect loop with lots of lovely views and wildflowers!

Matt Stewart
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HikingRockyScramble

Great hike. Lots of elevation and great views. Wear sturdy shoes as the trail is rough. Bring water

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Geoffrey Brown
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HikingClosed

Lovely spot that doesn’t have too many folks passing by. The last 4th of this particular route appears to be closed, but it actually isn’t. The rock grotto at the midway point is quite interesting!

Gracie Ingersoll
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Hiking

The title lists this trail as “closed”, but all gates and parking are open as of 6/5/20. I love this hike. It isn’t very difficult, but allows you to see over the San Pablo Bay. The entire hike is exposed but very beautiful. There are also side trails you can take to make this hike longer.

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Ezekiel OBrien
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Really lovely trail. Moderately steep to the ridge. It is open as of June 3rd 2020. Come out and play Covid19 free.

Ted Heller
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Hiking

Nice

Dee Turbin
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Hiking

Instead of shopping Black Friday this hike was held. The trail was tough for this beginner but worth it. Beautiful views! seems half the land was scarred by the October fire. 11/29/2019

Laura Garzel
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Hiking

The trail is currently closed, 11/11/19.

Carlos A
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Mountain biking

The wind you get up on the Prarie Trail is amazing

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Greta Vo
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Hiking

Open space with lovely meadows. Particularly nice now in spring with the creek full and the hills all green! Watch for ticks.

Judith Lerner
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HikingMuddy

Lovely views. Parts of the trail are apparently heavily used as cow paths. One narrow section had deep muddy tracks with grabbing brambles on both sides of the path. I had to find a way around. There’s not much shade but it was a nice hike anyway.

Jen & Charles Geeeeee
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A. M.
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Hiking

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.

Joanne U.
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Hiking

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.

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

Rebecca B
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Hiking

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.

Cheyenne Whitt
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Hiking

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

Alejandro Esquivel
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Hiking

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

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

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

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

Judy Shaw
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Christopher D.
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Nathan Bender
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Judy M.
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Judy Shaw
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Jone Yan
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Mountain biking
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Manny Hayes
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Hiking
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Sriram R.
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